“Biden urged to pack FEC with ‘pro-enforcement’ members”


President Biden is being encouraged to effectively pack the nation’s top campaign finance regulator with officials who will more doggedly enforce laws regulating political money, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: The notoriously gridlocked Federal Election Commission has rankled reformers for years. Now some are pushing Biden to abandon protocol by sidestepping congressional Republicans and nominating regulators who will more aggressively enforce campaign finance rules.

What’s new: three-page memo, shared with officials in the White House and obtained by Axios, details a strategy for effectively remaking the FEC.

The memo’s author, a prominent voice in the campaign finance reform world, provided it to Axios on the condition of anonymity and said it was shared with White House staff last month.


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