Federal Election Commission

Issue One and Campaign Legal Center send letter to FEC chair: Get to work on dark money

Campaign Legal Center and Issue One today sent a letter to recently confirmed FEC Chair Trey Trainor urging him to take action on the flood of secret or “dark” money flooding U.S. elections, drowning out the voices of everyday Americans. The letter is a response to a recent interview with Trainor where he dismissed the threat posed by “dark money”

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Federal Election Commission should act to close loophole exposed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg

Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee today commended the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for opening the door to consideration of a potential new rulemaking that could limit the amount of leftover campaign funds a candidate who self-funded their campaign could legally transfer to national party committees. “If the FEC does not take action to close this loophole, it’s virtually guaranteed

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Backlog of enforcement cases looms over FEC as Trey Trainor joins commission

With Texas attorney Trey Trainor officially being sworn in today as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, one of the most pressing issues facing the agency is its backlog of complaints and enforcement cases. According to FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, there are 350 cases on the FEC’s enforcement docket. That includes at least 90 complaints that were filed with the FEC

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Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee urges all senators to vote no on Trey Trainor’s FEC nomination

Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee warned that Texas lawyer Trey Trainor is the wrong choice to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission ahead of the Senate’s expected vote today on his nomination: “Trey Trainor is the wrong choice to serve on the Federal Election Commission. Reopening the FEC with a commissioner who does not think we

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Trey Trainor is the wrong choice for the FEC

Today, in the first week that the Senate is back in session, the Senate Rules Committee will consider the nomination of Trey Trainor to the Federal Election Commission, likely clearing the way for a full Senate vote.  In response to the news, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statement:  “The FEC has gone far too long without

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FEC continues to endure longest period without a quorum in its history — 8 months and counting

Even before the coronavirus crisis upended the lives of millions of Americans and the operations of countless government agencies, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) was struggling. Today, in fact, marks the start of the ninth month since the nation’s campaign finance watchdog lost its ability to do its job due to the resignation of one commissioner in August. That resignation

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Not an April Fools’ joke: Nation’s campaign finance watchdog is MIA as FEC endures longest period without a quorum in its history

Even before the coronavirus crisis upended the lives of millions of Americans and the operations of countless government agencies, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) was already struggling. Today, in fact, marks the start of the eighth month since the nation’s campaign finance watchdog lost its ability to do its job due to the resignation of one commissioner in August. This

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5 times Trey Trainor’s FEC confirmation hearing raised questions about his qualifications

At his confirmation hearing last week in the Senate Rules Committee, Texas attorney Trey Trainor’s remarks raised serious questions about whether he should be confirmed to serve on the Federal Election Commission (FEC), a post for which he has been nominated by President Donald Trump. “The answers that Trey Trainor gave at his confirmation hearing did not allay concerns about

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