Filing Dates for the Pennsylvania Special Election in the 12th Congressional District
Pennsylvania has scheduled a special general election on May 21, 2019, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 12th Congressional District vacated by Representative Thomas A. Marino. Political committees participating in the Pennsylvania special general election are required to file pre- and post-election reports. The Commission is not requiring pre-election reports for candidates and committees involved in the special nominating caucuses due to time constraints.
Rulemaking Petition; Size of Letters in Disclaimers
On December 4, 2018, the Federal Election Commission received a Petition for Rulemaking asking the Commission to amend the existing regulation pertaining to the size of letters in disclaimers on television ads. The Commission seeks comments on the petition.
Price Index Adjustments for Contribution and Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold
As mandated by provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act (``the Act''), the Federal Election Commission (``the Commission'') is adjusting certain contribution and 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.
Definition of Contribution; Extension of Comment Period
On January 31, 2019, the Federal Election Commission extended the comment period on the Notification of Availability for the Rulemaking Petition: Definition of Contribution (``NOA''), which sought comment on whether to begin a rulemaking to revise its regulations defining the term ``contribution'' in light of a recent district court decision in Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. Federal Election Commission. The Commission has decided to extend the comment period in light of the recent partial government shutdown.
Rulemaking Petition: Advisory Opinion Procedures; Extension of Comment Period
On January 31, 2019, the Federal Election Commission extended the comment period on the Notification of Availability for the Rulemaking Petition: Advisory Opinion Procedures, which sought comment on whether to begin a rulemaking to establish specific time periods for the submission of public comments on drafts of advisory opinions. The Commission has decided to extend the comment period in light of the recent partial government shutdown.