Price Index Adjustments for Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold, 9772-9775 [2020-03262]

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Committees filing monthly that make contributions or expenditures in connection with the New York Special General Election will continue to file according to the monthly reporting schedule. Additional disclosure information in connection with the New York Special Election may be found on the FEC website at https://www.fec.gov/helpcandidates-and-committees/dates-anddeadlines/. Disclosure of Lobbyist Bundling Activity Principal campaign committees, party committees and leadership PACs that are otherwise required to file reports in connection with the special election must simultaneously file FEC Form 3L if they receive two or more bundled contributions from lobbyists/registrants or lobbyist/registrant PACs that aggregate in excess of $19,000 during the special election reporting period. (See chart below for closing date of each period.) 11 CFR 104.22(a)(5)(v), (b), 110.17(e)(2), (f). 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[FR Doc. 2020–03313 Filed 2–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6715–01–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION [NOTICE 2020–01] Price Index Adjustments for Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Feb 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Federal Election Commission. Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of adjustments to expenditure limitations and lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold. ACTION: 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 34 / Thursday, February 20, 2020 / Notices bundling disclosure threshold set forth in the Act, to index the amounts for inflation. Additional details appear in the supplemental information that follows. DATES: The new limits apply beginning on January 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth S. Kurland, Information Division, 1050 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20463; (202) 694–1100 or (800) 424–9530. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Federal Election Campaign Act, 52 U.S.C. 30101–45, 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 annually to reflect changes in the consumer price index. See 52 U.S.C. 30104(i)(3)(B), 30116(c); 11 CFR 109.32(a)(2), (b)(3), 110.17(a), (f). The Commission is publishing this notice to announce the adjusted limits and disclosure threshold for 2020. Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for 2020 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 (5.18508), 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 2020 general elections for House candidates in these states, districts, and territories is $51,900. 9773 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, 5.18508 (which totals $103,700); or $0.02 multiplied by the VAP of the state, multiplied by 5.18508. See 52 U.S.C. 30116(c)(1)(B), (d)(3)(A); 11 CFR 109.32(b), 110.17. Amounts are rounded to the nearest $100. 52 U.S.C. 30116(c)(1)(B)(iii); 11 CFR 109.32(b)(3), 110.17(c). The chart below provides the state-by-state breakdown of the 2020 general election expenditure limitation for Senate elections. The expenditure limitation for 2020 House elections in states with only one congressional district 2 is $103,700. SENATE GENERAL ELECTION COORDINATED EXPENDITURE LIMITS—2020 ELECTIONS 3 Voting Age Population (VAP) lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES State Alabama ......................................................................................................... Alaska ............................................................................................................ Arizona ........................................................................................................... Arkansas ........................................................................................................ California ........................................................................................................ Colorado ........................................................................................................ Connecticut .................................................................................................... Delaware ........................................................................................................ Florida ............................................................................................................ Georgia .......................................................................................................... Hawaii ............................................................................................................ Idaho .............................................................................................................. Illinois ............................................................................................................. Indiana ........................................................................................................... Iowa ............................................................................................................... Kansas ........................................................................................................... Kentucky ........................................................................................................ Louisiana ........................................................................................................ Maine ............................................................................................................. Maryland ........................................................................................................ 1 Currently, these are Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. See http:// www.house.gov/representatives. 2 Currently, these states are: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Feb 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 3,814,879 551,562 5,638,481 2,317,649 30,617,582 4,499,217 2,837,847 770,192 17,247,808 8,113,542 1,116,004 1,338,864 9,853,946 5,164,245 2,428,229 2,213,064 3,464,802 3,561,164 1,095,370 4,710,993 Wyoming. See http://www.house.gov/ representatives/. 3 This expenditure limit does not apply to the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands because those PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 VAP × .02 × the price index (5.18508) $395,600 57,200 584,700 240,300 3,175,100 466,600 294,300 79,900 1,788,600 841,400 115,700 138,800 1,021,900 535,500 251,800 229,500 359,300 369,300 113,600 488,500 Senate expenditure limit (the greater of the amount in column 3 or $103,700) $395,600 103,700 584,700 240,300 3,175,100 466,600 294,300 103,700 1,788,600 841,400 115,700 138,800 1,021,900 535,500 251,800 229,500 359,300 369,300 113,600 488,500 jurisdictions do not elect Senators. See 52 U.S.C. 30116(d)(3)(A); 11 CFR 109.32(b)(2)(i). E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 9774 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 34 / Thursday, February 20, 2020 / Notices SENATE GENERAL ELECTION COORDINATED EXPENDITURE LIMITS—2020 ELECTIONS 3—Continued Voting Age Population (VAP) State 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 ........................................................................................................ 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. Id. The VAP figure used to calculate the expenditure limitation was certified by the U.S. Census Bureau. The VAP of the United States is also published annually in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of 5,539,703 7,842,924 4,336,475 2,277,566 4,766,843 840,190 1,458,334 2,387,517 1,104,458 6,943,612 1,620,991 15,425,262 8,187,369 581,891 9,111,081 3,004,733 3,351,175 10,167,376 854,866 4,037,531 667,558 5,319,123 21,596,071 2,274,774 509,984 6,674,671 5,951,832 1,432,580 4,555,837 445,025 Commerce. 11 CFR 110.18. The formula used to calculate this expenditure limitation is $0.02 multiplied by the total VAP of the United States (255,200,373), multiplied by the difference in the price index, 5.18508. See 52 U.S.C. 30116(c)(1)(B), (d)(2); 11 CFR 109.32(a)(2), 110.17. Amounts are rounded to the nearest $100. 52 U.S.C. 30116(c)(1)(B)(iii); 11 CFR 109.32(a)(2), 110.17(c). Based upon this formula, the expenditure limitation for 2020 Presidential nominees is $26,464,700. VAP × .02 × the price index (5.18508) 574,500 813,300 449,700 236,200 494,300 87,100 151,200 247,600 114,500 720,100 168,100 1,599,600 849,000 60,300 944,800 311,600 347,500 1,054,400 88,700 418,700 69,200 551,600 2,239,500 235,900 52,900 692,200 617,200 148,600 472,400 46,100 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 2019–2020 election cycle: Statutory amount 52 U.S.C. 30116(a)(1)(A) ........................................................................................................................................ 52 U.S.C. 30116(a)(1)(B) ........................................................................................................................................ 52 U.S.C. 30116(h) .................................................................................................................................................. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 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), (i)(3)(A). The Commission must adjust this threshold VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Feb 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 amount annually to account for inflation. 52 U.S.C. 30104(i)(3)(B). The disclosure threshold is increased by multiplying the $15,000 statutory disclosure threshold by 1.26815, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 574,500 813,300 449,700 236,200 494,300 103,700 151,200 247,600 114,500 720,100 168,100 1,599,600 849,000 103,700 944,800 311,600 347,500 1,054,400 103,700 418,700 103,700 551,600 2,239,500 235,900 103,700 692,200 617,200 148,600 472,400 103,700 Limitations on Contributions by Individuals, Non-Multicandidate Committees and Certain Political Party Committees Giving to U.S. Senate Candidates for the 2019–2020 Election Cycle Statutory provision Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold for 2020 Senate expenditure limit (the greater of the amount in column 3 or $103,700) Sfmt 4703 $2,000 25,000 35,000 2019–2020 limit $2,800 35,500 49,600 period (calendar year 2006). See 52 U.S.C. 30104(i)(3), 30116(c)(1)(B); 11 CFR 104.22(g). The resulting amount is rounded to the nearest multiple of $100. 52 U.S.C. 30104(i)(3)(B), 30116(c)(1)(B)(iii); 11 CFR 104.22(g)(4). Based upon this formula ($15,000 × 1.26815), the lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold for calendar year 2020 is $19,000. E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 34 / Thursday, February 20, 2020 / Notices Dated: February 13, 2020. On behalf of the Commission, Caroline C. Hunter, Chair, Federal Election Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–03262 Filed 2–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6715–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Notice of Agreements Filed The Commission hereby gives notice of the filing of the following agreement under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to the Secretary by email at Secretary@fmc.gov, or by mail, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573, within twelve days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. Copies of agreements are available through the Commission’s website (www.fmc.gov) or by contacting the Office of Agreements at (202)–523–5793 or tradeanalysis@ fmc.gov. Agreement No.: 201332. Agreement Name: Maersk/MSC/SML Cooperative Working Agreement. Parties: Maersk A/S; Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.; and SM Line Corporation. Filing Party: Wayne Rohde; Cozen O’Connor. Synopsis: The agreement authorizes the parties to operate a vessel string in the trade between ports in China and South Korea on the one hand and ports on the Pacific Coast of the United States. It also authorizes the parties to exchange space on the jointly operated string for space on other specified strings in the Trade, and to charter space on specified services in the Trade. Proposed Effective Date: 2/12/2020. Location: https://www2.fmc.gov/ FMC.Agreements.Web/Public/ AgreementHistory/27468. Dated: February 14, 2020. Rachel Dickon, Secretary. that are considered in acting on the applications are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, if any, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications will also be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in paragraph 7 of the Act. Comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors, Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20551–0001, not later than March 5, 2020. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (Robert L. Triplett III, Senior Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201–2272: 1. Russell Alexander, Dallas, Texas; Brian Applegate, Pittsburg, Texas; Alex Castro, Carrollton, Texas; Daniel Castro, Gilmer, Texas; Edward Castro, Farmers Branch, Texas; Kent Martin, Longview, Texas; Mark Richardson, Bogata, Texas; and Paul Sewell, Pittsburg, Texas; as members of a group acting in concert, to acquire voting shares of Daingerfield Holding Company and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Texas Heritage National Bank, both of Daingerfield, Texas. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Dennis Denney, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198–0001: 1. Sam Blackard, Independence, Kansas; to acquire voting shares of First Howard Bankshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Peoples State Bank, both of Cherryvale, Kansas, and to be approved as a member acting in concert with the Blackard Family Control Group. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 14, 2020. Yao-Chin Chao, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2020–03347 Filed 2–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6731–AA–P lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2020–03365 Filed 2–19–20; 8:45 am] FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BILLING CODE P Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (Act) (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire shares of a bank or bank holding company. The factors VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Feb 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 Board Member Meeting 77 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20002 February 24, 2020, 8:30 a.m., Telephonic PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9775 Open Session 1. Approval of the Minutes of the January 27, 2020 Board Meeting 2. Monthly Reports (a) Participant Activity Report (b) Investment Performance (c) Legislative Report 3. Quarterly Reports (d) Metrics 4. Office of External Affairs Annual Report 5. Omni Audit Report 6. Annual FISMA Audit Results Closed Session Information covered under 5 U.S.C. 552b (c)(4), (c)(9)(b), and (c)(10). Contact Person for More Information: Kimberly Weaver, Director, Office of External Affairs, (202) 942–1640. Dated: February 13, 2020. Megan Grumbine, General Counsel, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. 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FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION

[NOTICE 2020-01]


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

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bundling disclosure threshold set forth in the Act, to index the 
amounts for inflation. Additional details appear in the supplemental 
information that follows.

DATES: The new limits apply beginning on January 1, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth S. Kurland, Information 
Division, 1050 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20463; (202) 694-1100 or 
(800) 424-9530.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Federal Election Campaign Act, 52 
U.S.C. 30101-45, 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 annually to 
reflect changes in the consumer price index. See 52 U.S.C. 
30104(i)(3)(B), 30116(c); 11 CFR 109.32(a)(2), (b)(3), 110.17(a), (f). 
The Commission is publishing this notice to announce the adjusted 
limits and disclosure threshold for 2020.

Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for 2020

    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 (5.18508), 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 2020 general elections for 
House candidates in these states, districts, and territories is 
$51,900.
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    \1\ Currently, these are Puerto Rico, 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, 
5.18508 (which totals $103,700); or $0.02 multiplied by the VAP of the 
state, multiplied by 5.18508. See 52 U.S.C. 30116(c)(1)(B), (d)(3)(A); 
11 CFR 109.32(b), 110.17. Amounts are rounded to the nearest $100. 52 
U.S.C. 30116(c)(1)(B)(iii); 11 CFR 109.32(b)(3), 110.17(c). The chart 
below provides the state-by-state breakdown of the 2020 general 
election expenditure limitation for Senate elections. The expenditure 
limitation for 2020 House elections in states with only one 
congressional district \2\ is $103,700.
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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/.
    \3\ This expenditure limit does not apply to the District of 
Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the United States 
Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands because those 
jurisdictions do not elect Senators. See 52 U.S.C. 30116(d)(3)(A); 
11 CFR 109.32(b)(2)(i).

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                                                    Voting Age     VAP x .02 x the     Senate expenditure limit
                      State                         Population       price index      (the greater of the amount
                                                       (VAP)          (5.18508)        in column 3 or $103,700)
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Alabama.........................................       3,814,879           $395,600                     $395,600
Alaska..........................................         551,562             57,200                      103,700
Arizona.........................................       5,638,481            584,700                      584,700
Arkansas........................................       2,317,649            240,300                      240,300
California......................................      30,617,582          3,175,100                    3,175,100
Colorado........................................       4,499,217            466,600                      466,600
Connecticut.....................................       2,837,847            294,300                      294,300
Delaware........................................         770,192             79,900                      103,700
Florida.........................................      17,247,808          1,788,600                    1,788,600
Georgia.........................................       8,113,542            841,400                      841,400
Hawaii..........................................       1,116,004            115,700                      115,700
Idaho...........................................       1,338,864            138,800                      138,800
Illinois........................................       9,853,946          1,021,900                    1,021,900
Indiana.........................................       5,164,245            535,500                      535,500
Iowa............................................       2,428,229            251,800                      251,800
Kansas..........................................       2,213,064            229,500                      229,500
Kentucky........................................       3,464,802            359,300                      359,300
Louisiana.......................................       3,561,164            369,300                      369,300
Maine...........................................       1,095,370            113,600                      113,600
Maryland........................................       4,710,993            488,500                      488,500

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Massachusetts...................................       5,539,703            574,500                      574,500
Michigan........................................       7,842,924            813,300                      813,300
Minnesota.......................................       4,336,475            449,700                      449,700
Mississippi.....................................       2,277,566            236,200                      236,200
Missouri........................................       4,766,843            494,300                      494,300
Montana.........................................         840,190             87,100                      103,700
Nebraska........................................       1,458,334            151,200                      151,200
Nevada..........................................       2,387,517            247,600                      247,600
New Hampshire...................................       1,104,458            114,500                      114,500
New Jersey......................................       6,943,612            720,100                      720,100
New Mexico......................................       1,620,991            168,100                      168,100
New York........................................      15,425,262          1,599,600                    1,599,600
North Carolina..................................       8,187,369            849,000                      849,000
North Dakota....................................         581,891             60,300                      103,700
Ohio............................................       9,111,081            944,800                      944,800
Oklahoma........................................       3,004,733            311,600                      311,600
Oregon..........................................       3,351,175            347,500                      347,500
Pennsylvania....................................      10,167,376          1,054,400                    1,054,400
Rhode Island....................................         854,866             88,700                      103,700
South Carolina..................................       4,037,531            418,700                      418,700
South Dakota....................................         667,558             69,200                      103,700
Tennessee.......................................       5,319,123            551,600                      551,600
Texas...........................................      21,596,071          2,239,500                    2,239,500
Utah............................................       2,274,774            235,900                      235,900
Vermont.........................................         509,984             52,900                      103,700
Virginia........................................       6,674,671            692,200                      692,200
Washington......................................       5,951,832            617,200                      617,200
West Virginia...................................       1,432,580            148,600                      148,600
Wisconsin.......................................       4,555,837            472,400                      472,400
Wyoming.........................................         445,025             46,100                      103,700
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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. Id. The VAP figure used to calculate the expenditure limitation 
was certified by the U.S. Census Bureau. The VAP of the United States 
is also published annually in the Federal Register by the U.S. 
Department of Commerce. 11 CFR 110.18. The formula used to calculate 
this expenditure limitation is $0.02 multiplied by the total VAP of the 
United States (255,200,373), multiplied by the difference in the price 
index, 5.18508. See 52 U.S.C. 30116(c)(1)(B), (d)(2); 11 CFR 
109.32(a)(2), 110.17. Amounts are rounded to the nearest $100. 52 
U.S.C. 30116(c)(1)(B)(iii); 11 CFR 109.32(a)(2), 110.17(c). Based upon 
this formula, the expenditure limitation for 2020 Presidential nominees 
is $26,464,700.

Limitations on Contributions by Individuals, Non-Multicandidate 
Committees and Certain Political Party Committees Giving to U.S. Senate 
Candidates for the 2019-2020 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 
2019-2020 election cycle:

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                                             Statutory
           Statutory provision                amount         2019-2020
---------------------------------------------------------------limit----
52 U.S.C. 30116(a)(1)(A)................          $2,000          $2,800
52 U.S.C. 30116(a)(1)(B)................          25,000          35,500
52 U.S.C. 30116(h)......................          35,000          49,600
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Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold for 2020

    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), (i)(3)(A). The Commission must 
adjust this threshold amount annually to account for inflation. 52 
U.S.C. 30104(i)(3)(B). The disclosure threshold is increased by 
multiplying the $15,000 statutory disclosure threshold by 1.26815, 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). See 52 U.S.C. 30104(i)(3), 30116(c)(1)(B); 11 CFR 
104.22(g). The resulting amount is rounded to the nearest multiple of 
$100. 52 U.S.C. 30104(i)(3)(B), 30116(c)(1)(B)(iii); 11 CFR 
104.22(g)(4). Based upon this formula ($15,000 x 1.26815), the lobbyist 
bundling disclosure threshold for calendar year 2020 is $19,000.


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    Dated: February 13, 2020.

    On behalf of the Commission,
Caroline C. Hunter,
Chair, Federal Election Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-03262 Filed 2-19-20; 8:45 am]
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