Price Index Adjustments for Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold, 7101-7103 [2016-02627]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2016 / Notices Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–02661 Filed 2–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Notice to All Interested Parties of the Termination of the Receivership of 10376, First Peoples Bank, Port Saint Lucie, FL Notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (‘‘FDIC’’) as Receiver for First Peoples Bank, Port Saint Lucie, FL (‘‘the Receiver’’) intends to terminate its receivership for said institution. The FDIC was appointed receiver of First Peoples Bank on July 15, 2011. The liquidation of the receivership assets has been completed. To the extent permitted by available funds and in accordance with law, the Receiver will be making a final dividend payment to proven creditors. Based upon the foregoing, the Receiver has determined that the continued existence of the receivership will serve no useful purpose. Consequently, notice is given that the receivership shall be terminated, to be effective no sooner than thirty days after the date of this Notice. If any person wishes to comment concerning the termination of the receivership, such comment must be made in writing and sent within thirty days of the date of this Notice to: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Division of Resolutions and Receiverships, Attention: Receivership Oversight Department 32.1, 1601 Bryan Street, Dallas, TX 75201. No comments concerning the termination of this receivership will be considered which are not sent within this time frame. Dated: February 5, 2016. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. asabaliauskas on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES2 BILLING CODE 6714–01–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION [Notice 2016–01] Price Index Adjustments for Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold Federal Election Commission. Notice of adjustments to expenditure limitations and lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold. AGENCY: As mandated by provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act (‘‘the Act’’), the Federal Election Commission (‘‘the Commission’’) is adjusting certain expenditure limitations and the lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold set forth in the Act, to index the amounts for inflation. Additional details appear in the supplemental information that follows. FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Notice to All Interested Parties of the Termination of the Receivership of; 10480, Pisgah Community Bank; Asheville, North Carolina Effective date: January 1, 2016. Ms. Elizabeth S. Kurland, Information Division, 999 E Street NW., Washington, DATES: Notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (‘‘FDIC’’) as Receiver for Pisgah Community Bank, Jkt 238001 [FR Doc. 2016–02663 Filed 2–9–16; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 6714–01–P 17:22 Feb 09, 2016 Dated: February 5, 2016. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. ACTION: [FR Doc. 2016–02662 Filed 2–9–16; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 Asheville, North Carolina (‘‘the Receiver’’) intends to terminate its receivership for said institution. The FDIC was appointed receiver of Pisgah Community Bank on May 10, 2013. The liquidation of the receivership assets has been completed. To the extent permitted by available funds and in accordance with law, the Receiver will be making a final dividend payment to proven creditors. Based upon the foregoing, the Receiver has determined that the continued existence of the receivership will serve no useful purpose. Consequently, notice is given that the receivership shall be terminated, to be effective no sooner than thirty days after the date of this Notice. If any person wishes to comment concerning the termination of the receivership, such comment must be made in writing and sent within thirty days of the date of this Notice to: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Division of Resolutions and Receiverships, Attention: Receivership Oversight Department 32.1, 1601 Bryan Street, Dallas, TX 75201. No comments concerning the termination of this receivership will be considered which are not sent within this time frame. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7101 DC 20463; (202) 694–1100 or (800) 424– 9530. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Federal Election Campaign Act, 52 U.S.C. 30101–46, coordinated party expenditure limits (52 U.S.C. 30116(d)(2)–(3)) and the disclosure threshold for contributions bundled by lobbyists (52 U.S.C. 30104(i)(3)(A)) are adjusted periodically to reflect changes in the consumer price index. See 52 U.S.C. 30104(i)(3), 30116(c)(1); 11 CFR 109.32, 110.17(a), (f). The Commission is publishing this notice to announce the adjusted limits and disclosure threshold for 2016. Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for 2016 Under 52 U.S.C. 30116(c), the Commission must adjust the expenditure limitations established by 52 U.S.C. 30116(d) (the limits on expenditures by national party committees, state party committees, or their subordinate committees in connection with the general election campaign of candidates for Federal office) annually to account for inflation. This expenditure limitation is increased by the percent difference between the price index, as certified to the Commission by the Secretary of Labor, for the 12 months preceding the beginning of the calendar year and the price index for the base period (calendar year 1974). 52 U.S.C. 30116(c). 1. Expenditure Limitation for House of Representatives in States With More Than One Congressional District Both the national and state party committees have an expenditure limitation for each general election held to fill a seat in the House of Representatives in states with more than one congressional district. See 52 U.S.C. 30116(d)(3)(B). This limitation also applies to the District of Columbia and territories that elect individuals to the office of Delegate or Resident Commissioner.1 Id. The formula used to calculate the expenditure limitation in such states and territories multiplies the base figure of $10,000 by the difference in the price index (4.80703), rounding to the nearest $100. See 52 U.S.C. 30116(c)(1)(B), (d)(3)(B); 11 CFR 109.32(b), 110.17. Based upon this formula, the expenditure limitation for 2016 general elections for House candidates in these states, districts, and territories is $48,100. 1 Currently, these are the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. See http:// www.house.gov/representatives. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 7102 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2016 / Notices 2. Expenditure Limitation for Senate and for House of Representatives in States With Only One Congressional District Both the national and state party committees have an expenditure limitation for a general election held to fill a seat in the Senate or in the House of Representatives in states with only one congressional district. See 52 U.S.C. 30116(d)(3)(A). The formula used to calculate this expenditure limitation considers not only the price index but also the voting age population (‘‘VAP’’) of the state. Id. The VAP figures used to calculate the expenditure limitations were certified by the U.S. Census Bureau. The VAP of each state is also published annually in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Commerce. 11 CFR 110.18. The general election expenditure limitation is the greater of: The base figure ($20,000) multiplied by the difference in the price index, 4.80703 (which totals $96,100); or $0.02 multiplied by the VAP of the state, multiplied by 4.80703. Amounts are rounded to the nearest $100. See 52 U.S.C. 30116(c)(1)(B), (d)(3)(A); 11 CFR 109.32(b), 110.17. The chart below provides the state-by-state breakdown of the 2016 general election expenditure limitation for Senate elections. The expenditure limitation for 2016 House elections in states with only one congressional district 2 is $96,100. SENATE GENERAL ELECTION COORDINATED EXPENDITURE LIMITS—2016 ELECTIONS Voting age population (VAP) asabaliauskas on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES2 State Alabama ......................................................................................................................... Alaska ............................................................................................................................ Arizona ........................................................................................................................... Arkansas ........................................................................................................................ California ........................................................................................................................ Colorado ........................................................................................................................ Connecticut .................................................................................................................... Delaware ........................................................................................................................ Florida ............................................................................................................................ Georgia .......................................................................................................................... Hawaii ............................................................................................................................ Idaho .............................................................................................................................. Illinois ............................................................................................................................. Indiana ........................................................................................................................... Iowa ............................................................................................................................... Kansas ........................................................................................................................... Kentucky ........................................................................................................................ Louisiana ........................................................................................................................ Maine ............................................................................................................................. Maryland ........................................................................................................................ Massachusetts ............................................................................................................... Michigan ......................................................................................................................... Minnesota ...................................................................................................................... Mississippi ...................................................................................................................... Missouri .......................................................................................................................... Montana ......................................................................................................................... Nebraska ........................................................................................................................ Nevada ........................................................................................................................... New Hampshire ............................................................................................................. New Jersey .................................................................................................................... New Mexico ................................................................................................................... New York ....................................................................................................................... North Carolina ................................................................................................................ North Dakota .................................................................................................................. Ohio ............................................................................................................................... Oklahoma ....................................................................................................................... Oregon ........................................................................................................................... Pennsylvania .................................................................................................................. Rhode Island .................................................................................................................. South Carolina ............................................................................................................... South Dakota ................................................................................................................. Tennessee ..................................................................................................................... Texas ............................................................................................................................. Utah ............................................................................................................................... Vermont ......................................................................................................................... Virginia ........................................................................................................................... Washington .................................................................................................................... West Virginia .................................................................................................................. Wisconsin ....................................................................................................................... Wyoming ........................................................................................................................ 2 Currently, these states are: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 VAP × .02 × the price index (4.80703) 3,755,483 552,166 5,205,215 2,272,904 30,023,902 4,199,509 2,826,827 741,548 16,166,143 7,710,688 1,120,770 1,222,093 9,901,322 5,040,224 2,395,103 2,192,084 3,413,425 3,555,911 1,072,948 4,658,175 5,407,335 7,715,272 4,205,207 2,265,485 4,692,196 806,529 1,425,853 2,221,681 1,066,610 6,959,192 1,588,201 15,584,974 7,752,234 583,001 8,984,946 2,950,017 3,166,121 10,112,229 845,254 3,804,558 647,145 5,102,688 20,257,343 2,083,423 506,119 6,512,571 5,558,509 1,464,532 4,476,711 447,212 $361,100 53,100 500,400 218,500 2,886,500 403,700 271,800 71,300 1,554,200 741,300 107,800 117,500 951,900 484,600 230,300 210,700 328,200 341,900 103,200 447,800 519,900 741,800 404,300 217,800 451,100 77,500 137,100 213,600 102,500 669,100 152,700 1,498,300 745,300 56,100 863,800 283,600 304,400 972,200 81,300 365,800 62,200 490,600 1,947,600 200,300 48,700 626,100 534,400 140,800 430,400 43,000 Wyoming. See http://www.house.gov/ representatives/. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Senate expenditure limit (the greater of the amount in column 3 or $96,100) $361,100 96,100 500,400 218,500 2,886,500 403,700 271,800 96,100 1,554,200 741,300 107,800 117,500 951,900 484,600 230,300 210,700 328,200 341,900 103,200 447,800 519,900 741,800 404,300 217,800 451,100 96,100 137,100 213,600 102,500 669,100 152,700 1,498,300 745,300 96,100 863,800 283,600 304,400 972,200 96,100 365,800 96,100 490,600 1,947,600 200,300 96,100 626,100 534,400 140,800 430,400 96,100 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2016 / Notices 3. Expenditure Limitation for President The national party committees have an expenditure limitation for their general election nominee for President. 52 U.S.C. 30116(d)(2). The formula used to calculate the Presidential expenditure limitation considers not only the price index but also the total VAP of the United States. The VAP figure used to calculate the expenditure limitation was certified by the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Department of Commerce also publishes the total VAP of the United States annually. 11 CFR 110.18. The formula used to calculate this expenditure limitation is $0.02 multiplied by the total VAP of the United States (247,773,709), multiplied by the price index, 4.80703. Amounts are rounded to the nearest $100. See 52 U.S.C. 30116(d)(2) and 11 CFR 109.32(a). Based upon this formula, the expenditure limitation for 2016 Presidential nominees is $23,821,100. Limitations on Contributions by Individuals, Non-Multicandidate Committees and Certain Political Party Committees Giving to U.S. Senate Candidates and National Party Committees for the 2015–2016 Election Cycle For the convenience of the readers, the Commission is also republishing the contribution limitations for individuals, non-multicandidate committees and for certain political party committees giving to U.S. Senate candidates and national party committees for the 2015–2016 election cycle: Statutory provision asabaliauskas on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES2 52 U.S.C. 30116(a)(1)(A) ... 52 U.S.C. 30116(a)(1)(B) ... 52 U.S.C. 30116(h) On behalf of the Commission. Dated: February 3, 2016. Matthew S. Petersen, Chairman, Federal Election Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–02627 Filed 2–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6715–01–P FEDERAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS EXAMINATION COUNCIL [Docket No. AS16–02] Appraisal Subcommittee Notice of Meeting Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Description: In accordance with Section 1104 (b) of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) will meet in closed session: Location: Federal Reserve Board— International Square location, 1850 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. Date: February 16, 2016. Statutory 2015–2016 Time: Immediately following the ASC amount limit open session. Status: Closed. Matters to be Considered: State $2,000 $2,700 Preliminary Investigation. 25,000 35,000 33,400 46,800 Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold for 2016 The Act requires certain political committees to disclose contributions bundled by lobbyists/registrants and lobbyist/registrant political action committees once the contributions exceed a specified threshold amount. 52 U.S.C. 30104(i)(1), (3)(A). The Commission must adjust this threshold amount annually to account for inflation. The disclosure threshold is increased by multiplying the $15,000 statutory disclosure threshold by 1.17569, the difference between the price index, as certified to the Commission by the Secretary of Labor, for the 12 months preceding the beginning of the calendar year and the VerDate Sep<11>2014 price index for the base period (calendar year 2006). The resulting amount is rounded to the nearest multiple of $100. See 52 U.S.C. 30104(i)(3), 30116(c)(1)(B); 11 CFR 104.22(g). Based upon this formula ($15,000 × 1.17569), the lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold for calendar year 2016 is $17,600, unchanged from 2015. 17:22 Feb 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 Dated: February 4, 2016. James R. Park, Executive Director. 7103 and Enforcement Act of 1989, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) will meet in open session for its regular meeting: Location: Federal Reserve Board— International Square location, 1850 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. Date: February 16, 2016. Time: 10:00 a.m. Status: Open. Reports Chairman Executive Director Delegated State Compliance Reviews Financial Action and Discussion Items November 4, 2015 Open Session Minutes Appraisal Foundation Reprogramming Request Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on AMC Fees How To Attend and Observe an ASC Meeting: If you plan to attend the ASC Meeting in person, we ask that you send an email to meetings@asc.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 27 (Wednesday, February 10, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7101-7103]
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FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION

[Notice 2016-01]


Price Index Adjustments for Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist 
Bundling Disclosure Threshold

AGENCY: Federal Election Commission.

ACTION: Notice of adjustments to expenditure limitations and lobbyist 
bundling disclosure threshold.

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SUMMARY: As mandated by provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act 
(``the Act''), the Federal Election Commission (``the Commission'') is 
adjusting certain expenditure limitations and the lobbyist bundling 
disclosure threshold set forth in the Act, to index the amounts for 
inflation. Additional details appear in the supplemental information 
that follows.

DATES:  Effective date: January 1, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth S. Kurland, Information 
Division, 999 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20463; (202) 694-1100 or 
(800) 424-9530.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Federal Election Campaign Act, 52 
U.S.C. 30101-46, coordinated party expenditure limits (52 U.S.C. 
30116(d)(2)-(3)) and the disclosure threshold for contributions bundled 
by lobbyists (52 U.S.C. 30104(i)(3)(A)) are adjusted periodically to 
reflect changes in the consumer price index. See 52 U.S.C. 30104(i)(3), 
30116(c)(1); 11 CFR 109.32, 110.17(a), (f). The Commission is 
publishing this notice to announce the adjusted limits and disclosure 
threshold for 2016.

Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for 2016

    Under 52 U.S.C. 30116(c), the Commission must adjust the 
expenditure limitations established by 52 U.S.C. 30116(d) (the limits 
on expenditures by national party committees, state party committees, 
or their subordinate committees in connection with the general election 
campaign of candidates for Federal office) annually to account for 
inflation. This expenditure limitation is increased by the percent 
difference between the price index, as certified to the Commission by 
the Secretary of Labor, for the 12 months preceding the beginning of 
the calendar year and the price index for the base period (calendar 
year 1974). 52 U.S.C. 30116(c).

1. Expenditure Limitation for House of Representatives in States With 
More Than One Congressional District

    Both the national and state party committees have an expenditure 
limitation for each general election held to fill a seat in the House 
of Representatives in states with more than one congressional district. 
See 52 U.S.C. 30116(d)(3)(B). This limitation also applies to the 
District of Columbia and territories that elect individuals to the 
office of Delegate or Resident Commissioner.\1\ Id. The formula used to 
calculate the expenditure limitation in such states and territories 
multiplies the base figure of $10,000 by the difference in the price 
index (4.80703), rounding to the nearest $100. See 52 U.S.C. 
30116(c)(1)(B), (d)(3)(B); 11 CFR 109.32(b), 110.17. Based upon this 
formula, the expenditure limitation for 2016 general elections for 
House candidates in these states, districts, and territories is 
$48,100.
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    \1\ Currently, these are the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and 
the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the United States Virgin 
Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. See http://www.house.gov/representatives.

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2. Expenditure Limitation for Senate and for House of Representatives 
in States With Only One Congressional District

    Both the national and state party committees have an expenditure 
limitation for a general election held to fill a seat in the Senate or 
in the House of Representatives in states with only one congressional 
district. See 52 U.S.C. 30116(d)(3)(A). The formula used to calculate 
this expenditure limitation considers not only the price index but also 
the voting age population (``VAP'') of the state. Id. The VAP figures 
used to calculate the expenditure limitations were certified by the 
U.S. Census Bureau. The VAP of each state is also published annually in 
the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Commerce. 11 CFR 110.18. 
The general election expenditure limitation is the greater of: The base 
figure ($20,000) multiplied by the difference in the price index, 
4.80703 (which totals $96,100); or $0.02 multiplied by the VAP of the 
state, multiplied by 4.80703. Amounts are rounded to the nearest $100. 
See 52 U.S.C. 30116(c)(1)(B), (d)(3)(A); 11 CFR 109.32(b), 110.17. The 
chart below provides the state-by-state breakdown of the 2016 general 
election expenditure limitation for Senate elections. The expenditure 
limitation for 2016 House elections in states with only one 
congressional district \2\ is $96,100.
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    \2\ Currently, these states are: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, 
North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming. See http://www.house.gov/representatives/.

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                                                                                             Senate expenditure
                                                             Voting age   VAP x .02 x the    limit (the greater
                           State                             population     price index       of  the amount in
                                                               (VAP)         (4.80703)      column 3 or $96,100)
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Alabama...................................................    3,755,483           $361,100              $361,100
Alaska....................................................      552,166             53,100                96,100
Arizona...................................................    5,205,215            500,400               500,400
Arkansas..................................................    2,272,904            218,500               218,500
California................................................   30,023,902          2,886,500             2,886,500
Colorado..................................................    4,199,509            403,700               403,700
Connecticut...............................................    2,826,827            271,800               271,800
Delaware..................................................      741,548             71,300                96,100
Florida...................................................   16,166,143          1,554,200             1,554,200
Georgia...................................................    7,710,688            741,300               741,300
Hawaii....................................................    1,120,770            107,800               107,800
Idaho.....................................................    1,222,093            117,500               117,500
Illinois..................................................    9,901,322            951,900               951,900
Indiana...................................................    5,040,224            484,600               484,600
Iowa......................................................    2,395,103            230,300               230,300
Kansas....................................................    2,192,084            210,700               210,700
Kentucky..................................................    3,413,425            328,200               328,200
Louisiana.................................................    3,555,911            341,900               341,900
Maine.....................................................    1,072,948            103,200               103,200
Maryland..................................................    4,658,175            447,800               447,800
Massachusetts.............................................    5,407,335            519,900               519,900
Michigan..................................................    7,715,272            741,800               741,800
Minnesota.................................................    4,205,207            404,300               404,300
Mississippi...............................................    2,265,485            217,800               217,800
Missouri..................................................    4,692,196            451,100               451,100
Montana...................................................      806,529             77,500                96,100
Nebraska..................................................    1,425,853            137,100               137,100
Nevada....................................................    2,221,681            213,600               213,600
New Hampshire.............................................    1,066,610            102,500               102,500
New Jersey................................................    6,959,192            669,100               669,100
New Mexico................................................    1,588,201            152,700               152,700
New York..................................................   15,584,974          1,498,300             1,498,300
North Carolina............................................    7,752,234            745,300               745,300
North Dakota..............................................      583,001             56,100                96,100
Ohio......................................................    8,984,946            863,800               863,800
Oklahoma..................................................    2,950,017            283,600               283,600
Oregon....................................................    3,166,121            304,400               304,400
Pennsylvania..............................................   10,112,229            972,200               972,200
Rhode Island..............................................      845,254             81,300                96,100
South Carolina............................................    3,804,558            365,800               365,800
South Dakota..............................................      647,145             62,200                96,100
Tennessee.................................................    5,102,688            490,600               490,600
Texas.....................................................   20,257,343          1,947,600             1,947,600
Utah......................................................    2,083,423            200,300               200,300
Vermont...................................................      506,119             48,700                96,100
Virginia..................................................    6,512,571            626,100               626,100
Washington................................................    5,558,509            534,400               534,400
West Virginia.............................................    1,464,532            140,800               140,800
Wisconsin.................................................    4,476,711            430,400               430,400
Wyoming...................................................      447,212             43,000                96,100
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3. Expenditure Limitation for President

    The national party committees have an expenditure limitation for 
their general election nominee for President. 52 U.S.C. 30116(d)(2). 
The formula used to calculate the Presidential expenditure limitation 
considers not only the price index but also the total VAP of the United 
States. The VAP figure used to calculate the expenditure limitation was 
certified by the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Department of Commerce 
also publishes the total VAP of the United States annually. 11 CFR 
110.18. The formula used to calculate this expenditure limitation is 
$0.02 multiplied by the total VAP of the United States (247,773,709), 
multiplied by the price index, 4.80703. Amounts are rounded to the 
nearest $100. See 52 U.S.C. 30116(d)(2) and 11 CFR 109.32(a). Based 
upon this formula, the expenditure limitation for 2016 Presidential 
nominees is $23,821,100.

Limitations on Contributions by Individuals, Non-Multicandidate 
Committees and Certain Political Party Committees Giving to U.S. Senate 
Candidates and National Party Committees for the 2015-2016 Election 
Cycle

    For the convenience of the readers, the Commission is also 
republishing the contribution limitations for individuals, non-
multicandidate committees and for certain political party committees 
giving to U.S. Senate candidates and national party committees for the 
2015-2016 election cycle:

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                                                   Statutory   2015-2016
               Statutory provision                  amount       limit
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52 U.S.C. 30116(a)(1)(A)........................      $2,000      $2,700
52 U.S.C. 30116(a)(1)(B)........................      25,000      33,400
52 U.S.C. 30116(h)..............................      35,000      46,800
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Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold for 2016

    The Act requires certain political committees to disclose 
contributions bundled by lobbyists/registrants and lobbyist/registrant 
political action committees once the contributions exceed a specified 
threshold amount. 52 U.S.C. 30104(i)(1), (3)(A). The Commission must 
adjust this threshold amount annually to account for inflation. The 
disclosure threshold is increased by multiplying the $15,000 statutory 
disclosure threshold by 1.17569, the difference between the price 
index, as certified to the Commission by the Secretary of Labor, for 
the 12 months preceding the beginning of the calendar year and the 
price index for the base period (calendar year 2006). The resulting 
amount is rounded to the nearest multiple of $100. See 52 U.S.C. 
30104(i)(3), 30116(c)(1)(B); 11 CFR 104.22(g). Based upon this formula 
($15,000 x 1.17569), the lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold for 
calendar year 2016 is $17,600, unchanged from 2015.

    On behalf of the Commission.

    Dated: February 3, 2016.
Matthew S. Petersen,
Chairman, Federal Election Commission.
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