Price Index Adjustments for Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold, 5822-5823 [2022-02070]

Download as PDF 5822 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 22 / Wednesday, February 2, 2022 / Notices authority to implement and enforce NESHAP and NSPS. Dated: January 26, 2022. Cristina Ferna´ndez, Director, Air and Radiation Division, Region III. [FR Doc. 2022–02052 Filed 2–1–22; 8:45 am] adjusted periodically 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 2022. Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for 2022 BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION [NOTICE 2022–03] 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: 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 bundling disclosure threshold set forth in the Act, to index the amounts for inflation. Additional details appear in the supplemental information that follows. SUMMARY: The new limitations apply beginning on January 1, 2022. DATES: 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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)(B)(i), (2)(B)(i). 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 (5.49563), 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 2022 general elections for House candidates in these states, districts, and territories is $55,000. 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, 5.49563 (which totals $109,900); or $0.02 multiplied by the VAP of the state, multiplied by 5.49563. 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 2022 general election expenditure limitations for Senate elections. The expenditure limitation for 2022 House elections in states with only one congressional district 2 is $109,900. SENATE GENERAL ELECTION COORDINATED EXPENDITURE LIMITS—2022 ELECTIONS 3 Voting age population (VAP) jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 State Alabama .................................................................................................................................................... Alaska ........................................................................................................................................................ Arizona ...................................................................................................................................................... Arkansas ................................................................................................................................................... California ................................................................................................................................................... Colorado .................................................................................................................................................... Connecticut ............................................................................................................................................... Delaware ................................................................................................................................................... Florida ....................................................................................................................................................... Georgia ...................................................................................................................................................... Hawaii ........................................................................................................................................................ Idaho ......................................................................................................................................................... Illinois ........................................................................................................................................................ Indiana ....................................................................................................................................................... 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:31 Feb 01, 2022 Jkt 256001 3,917,625 553,317 5,662,328 2,322,502 30,465,205 4,568,613 2,875,887 795,090 17,491,848 8,275,264 1,137,154 1,431,897 9,868,245 5,218,979 VAP × .02 × the price index (5.49563) Senate expenditure limit (the greater of the amount in column 3 or $109,900) $430,600 60,800 622,400 255,300 3,348,500 502,100 316,100 87,400 1,922,600 909,600 125,000 157,400 1,084,600 573,600 $430,600 109,900 622,400 255,300 3,348,500 502,100 316,100 109,900 1,922,600 909,600 125,000 157,400 1,084,600 573,600 2 Currently, these states are: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming. See http://www.house.gov/ representatives/. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1 5823 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 22 / Wednesday, February 2, 2022 / Notices SENATE GENERAL ELECTION COORDINATED EXPENDITURE LIMITS—2022 ELECTIONS 3—Continued Voting age population (VAP) State 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 ................................................................................................................................................... Limitations on Contributions by Individuals, Non-Multicandidate Committees and Certain Political Party Committees Giving to U.S. Senate Candidates for the 2021–2022 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 2021–2022 election cycle: Statutory provision jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 52 U.S.C. 30116(a)(1)(A) 52 U.S.C. 30116(a)(1)(B) 52 U.S.C. 30116(h) .......... Statutory amount 2021–2022 limit $2,000 $2,900 25,000 36,500 35,000 51,200 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). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:31 Feb 01, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 1.34410, 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 × 1.34410), the lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold for calendar year 2022 is $20,200. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Senate expenditure limit (the greater of the amount in column 3 or $109,900) 270,000 245,300 384,000 389,200 123,100 527,800 618,000 868,000 482,500 248,100 525,800 95,500 162,800 268,800 124,500 796,200 180,500 1,728,100 906,700 64,800 1,008,400 332,500 372,000 1,131,000 97,500 447,700 74,200 597,300 2,423,800 262,800 58,100 742,700 666,400 156,500 507,900 49,100 270,000 245,300 384,000 389,200 123,100 527,800 618,000 868,000 482,500 248,100 525,800 109,900 162,800 268,800 124,500 796,200 180,500 1,728,100 906,700 109,900 1,008,400 332,500 372,000 1,131,000 109,900 447,700 109,900 597,300 2,423,800 262,800 109,900 742,700 666,400 156,500 507,900 109,900 2,456,703 2,231,518 3,493,482 3,541,104 1,120,338 4,801,825 5,622,590 7,897,432 4,389,823 2,257,130 4,783,630 869,201 1,480,808 2,445,243 1,132,616 7,244,002 1,642,656 15,722,590 8,249,659 589,247 9,174,388 3,025,109 3,384,804 10,290,047 886,783 4,073,613 674,947 5,434,544 22,052,508 2,390,732 528,594 6,757,448 6,062,570 1,423,928 4,621,152 446,379 Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold for 2022 Dated: January 27, 2022. VAP × .02 × the price index (5.49563) On behalf of the Commission, Allen J. Dickerson, Chairman, Federal Election Commission. [FR Doc. 2022–02070 Filed 2–1–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6715–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [OMB #0970–0389] Submission for OMB Review; Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Form 1: Demographic and Service Utilization Data Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care (OCC) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program’s Form 1: Demographic and Service Utilization SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 22 (Wednesday, February 2, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5822-5823]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-02070]


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FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION

[NOTICE 2022-03]


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: The new limitations apply beginning on January 1, 2022.

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 periodically 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 2022.

Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for 2022

    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)(B)(i), (2)(B)(i).

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 (5.49563), 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 2022 general elections for 
House candidates in these states, districts, and territories is 
$55,000.
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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, 
5.49563 (which totals $109,900); or $0.02 multiplied by the VAP of the 
state, multiplied by 5.49563. 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 2022 general 
election expenditure limitations for Senate elections. The expenditure 
limitation for 2022 House elections in states with only one 
congressional district \2\ is $109,900.
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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/.

                   Senate General Election Coordinated Expenditure Limits--2022 Elections \3\
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                                                                         VAP x .02 x    Senate expenditure limit
                                                         Voting age       the price       (the greater of the
                        State                            population         index        amount in column 3 or
                                                            (VAP)         (5.49563)            $109,900)
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Alabama..............................................       3,917,625        $430,600                   $430,600
Alaska...............................................         553,317          60,800                    109,900
Arizona..............................................       5,662,328         622,400                    622,400
Arkansas.............................................       2,322,502         255,300                    255,300
California...........................................      30,465,205       3,348,500                  3,348,500
Colorado.............................................       4,568,613         502,100                    502,100
Connecticut..........................................       2,875,887         316,100                    316,100
Delaware.............................................         795,090          87,400                    109,900
Florida..............................................      17,491,848       1,922,600                  1,922,600
Georgia..............................................       8,275,264         909,600                    909,600
Hawaii...............................................       1,137,154         125,000                    125,000
Idaho................................................       1,431,897         157,400                    157,400
Illinois.............................................       9,868,245       1,084,600                  1,084,600
Indiana..............................................       5,218,979         573,600                    573,600

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Iowa.................................................       2,456,703         270,000                    270,000
Kansas...............................................       2,231,518         245,300                    245,300
Kentucky.............................................       3,493,482         384,000                    384,000
Louisiana............................................       3,541,104         389,200                    389,200
Maine................................................       1,120,338         123,100                    123,100
Maryland.............................................       4,801,825         527,800                    527,800
Massachusetts........................................       5,622,590         618,000                    618,000
Michigan.............................................       7,897,432         868,000                    868,000
Minnesota............................................       4,389,823         482,500                    482,500
Mississippi..........................................       2,257,130         248,100                    248,100
Missouri.............................................       4,783,630         525,800                    525,800
Montana..............................................         869,201          95,500                    109,900
Nebraska.............................................       1,480,808         162,800                    162,800
Nevada...............................................       2,445,243         268,800                    268,800
New Hampshire........................................       1,132,616         124,500                    124,500
New Jersey...........................................       7,244,002         796,200                    796,200
New Mexico...........................................       1,642,656         180,500                    180,500
New York.............................................      15,722,590       1,728,100                  1,728,100
North Carolina.......................................       8,249,659         906,700                    906,700
North Dakota.........................................         589,247          64,800                    109,900
Ohio.................................................       9,174,388       1,008,400                  1,008,400
Oklahoma.............................................       3,025,109         332,500                    332,500
Oregon...............................................       3,384,804         372,000                    372,000
Pennsylvania.........................................      10,290,047       1,131,000                  1,131,000
Rhode Island.........................................         886,783          97,500                    109,900
South Carolina.......................................       4,073,613         447,700                    447,700
South Dakota.........................................         674,947          74,200                    109,900
Tennessee............................................       5,434,544         597,300                    597,300
Texas................................................      22,052,508       2,423,800                  2,423,800
Utah.................................................       2,390,732         262,800                    262,800
Vermont..............................................         528,594          58,100                    109,900
Virginia.............................................       6,757,448         742,700                    742,700
Washington...........................................       6,062,570         666,400                    666,400
West Virginia........................................       1,423,928         156,500                    156,500
Wisconsin............................................       4,621,152         507,900                    507,900
Wyoming..............................................         446,379          49,100                    109,900
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Limitations on Contributions by Individuals, Non-Multicandidate 
Committees and Certain Political Party Committees Giving to U.S. Senate 
Candidates for the 2021-2022 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 
2021-2022 election cycle:
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    \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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                                             Statutory
           Statutory provision                amount         2021-2022
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52 U.S.C. 30116(a)(1)(A)................          $2,000          $2,900
52 U.S.C. 30116(a)(1)(B)................          25,000          36,500
52 U.S.C. 30116(h)......................          35,000          51,200
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Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold for 2022

    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 1.34410, 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 1.34410), the lobbyist 
bundling disclosure threshold for calendar year 2022 is $20,200.

    Dated: January 27, 2022.

    On behalf of the Commission,
Allen J. Dickerson,
Chairman, Federal Election Commission.
[FR Doc. 2022-02070 Filed 2-1-22; 8:45 am]
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