stories today about campaign funds active longer than their campaigners.
focuses on FEC
requests for explanation
from retired officeholders still spending from
campaign accounts. The other describes
that Rep. Cummings had
for his unspent campaign money… Continue reading
Lobbyists and lawyers who specialize in U.S. elections wrote to President Trump and congressional leaders on Monday, urging the confirmation of another federal election commissioner to end “an untenable situation.”The Federal Election Commission (FEC), the government’s campaign… Continue reading
Comment from Marc Elias via email: “The idea that a so called good government group would use the fact that the FEC is shorthanded to try to score a victory in court and not let the case… Continue reading
Ellen Weintraub WaPo oped.
She has also posted this State of the Commission report
, as the FEC continues without a quorum.
These are dark times at the Federal Election Commission, which has now gone two months
without enough commissioners to enforce federal campaign finance laws. That’s because U.S. senators and President Donald Trump have failed to strike an agreement to… Continue reading
I will not be silenced. The independence of the United States Federal Election Commission will not be compromised. /1 pic.twitter.com/T5XfjvQWNw
— Ellen L. Weintraub (@EllenLWeintraub) October 10, 2019
Ellen Aprill has an important new piece
at Tax Notes building off the Price for Congress request for an advisory opinion, and lucky for us you can get it from behind the paywall:
An August 22 deadlock by the Federal… Continue reading
Late last week, my colleague, Ellen Weintraub, unilaterally and without advance notice, made public a draft interpretative rule regarding the Act’s foreign national ban and placed it on the agenda for the open meeting of October 17, 2019. Approval… Continue reading
Can’t make this up folks
3/GOP FEC Commissioner Caroline Hunter took the altogether unprecedented step of objecting to its being added to the Digest and blocked publication of the whole Digest as a result.— Ellen L. Weintraub (@EllenLWeintraub) September
… Continue reading