January 18, 2011

"FEC Seems Headed for Continued Deadlock On Rule Following Citizens United Decision"

BNA reports on an agenda following a sad, predictable pattern:

    A 143-page draft expected to be supported by the FEC's three Democratic commissioners includes provisions that could require disclosure of all contributors above a threshold level to groups spending money on federal campaigns. The Democratic draft also includes a proposal to restrict campaign spending by companies that have more than a minimum level of ownership or control by foreign nationals.

    A rival 91-page draft believed to be backed by the three Republican commissioners excludes the proposals on disclosure and foreign nationals and concentrates more narrowly on eliminating existing regulatory provisions that restrict campaign spending by corporations and unions.

Posted by Rick Hasen at January 18, 2011 06:10 PM