Federal Election Commission

Issue One condemns FEC’s inaction on cases of alleged illegal coordination between 2016 presidential candidates and supportive outside groups

In the wake of the news that the statute of limitations has run out on two cases of alleged illegal coordination with big-money outside groups in the 2016 presidential race that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) had been investigating, Issue One issued the following statement: “It’s shameful that the FEC was missing in action for 15 months during the 2020

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Issue One statement on Federal Election Commission regaining a quorum

Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statement after the Senate voted today to confirm three new commissioners to the Federal Election Commission (FEC): “After being sidelined for the majority of the 2020 election because it lacked the quorum necessary to conduct most official business, it’s good news that the FEC can get back to work and begin

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Issue One raises concerns about two individuals nominated to serve on Federal Election Commission

With the Senate Rules Committee expected to soon vote on the nominations of three lawyers who have been nominated to fill vacancies on the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statement: “It is a travesty that the FEC has lacked the quorum necessary to conduct official business for the majority of the 2020

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New FEC nominations “too little, too late” as agency remains MIA for 2020 election

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement that he intends to nominate attorneys Sean Cooksey and Shana Broussard to serve on the Federal Election Commission, which has been without a quorum for 117 days and counting, Issue One issued the following statement: “These new nominations are too little, too late. It is a breach of trust with the American

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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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Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee on Senate’s confirmation of Trey Trainor to the FEC

Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statement in the wake of the Senate’s confirmation of Texas attorney Trey Trainor to serve on the Federal Election Commission, which ends the longest period in the agency’s history without the quorum necessary for it to do its job — nearly nine months. “We hope that Trey Trainor will faithfully uphold

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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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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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