ABSTRACT

Federal Election Commission: Membership and Policymaking Quorum, in Brief [Updated June 24, 2020]   [open pdf - 956KB]

From the Summary: "The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is the nation's civil campaign finance regulator. The agency ensures that campaign fundraising and spending is publicly reported; that those regulated by the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) and by commission regulations comply and have access to guidance; and that publicly financed presidential campaigns receive funding. [...] This CRS [Congressional Research Service] report briefly explains the kinds of actions that FECA precludes when a quorum is not possible because fewer than four FEC members are in office. The 2019-2020 episode marked the second quorum loss in the agency's history--the first occurred for six months in 2008--leaving the commission unable to hold hearings, issue rules, and enforce campaign finance law and regulation."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R45160
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2020-06-24
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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