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Office of Congressional, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs

The Office serves as the primary liaison with Congress and Executive Branch agencies. It is responsible for keeping Members of Congress apprised of Commission decisions, and serves as the agency’s point of contact for general advice and information to help lawmakers in their deliberations on proposed amendments to the campaign finance law. The staff monitors ongoing legislative activities and initiatives on Capitol Hill that affect the Commission and its mission. It also coordinates the preparation of Congressional testimony and responds to Congressional inquiries concerning FEC policies and programs. In addition, the Office acts as the primary Congressional contact on appropriations issues.

J. Duane Pugh, Director

J. Duane Pugh, Acting Director, Office of Congressional, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs

Duane Pugh joined the FEC Office of Congressional, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs in April 2007 and was named Deputy Director in August and Acting Director in December. He joined the FEC in 1997 and held a variety of positions in the Policy and Public Financing Divisions of the Office of the General Counsel. Previously, Duane was an associate at the Dow, Lohnes & Albertson law firm, where his practice included Federal Election Campaign Act, Lobbying Disclosure Act and state campaign finance matters. He has also worked on Capitol Hill in the New York State Senate Office for Federal Relations. Duane is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.


Amy Pike

Amy Pike joined the FEC Office of Congressional, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs as the Deputy Director in 2008. She came to the FEC in 2003 as a Communications Specialist in the Information Division. Previously, she was a Legal Assistant in the Wireless Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission. She also worked in Academic Publications at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Office of Special Investigations at the U.S. Department of Justice. She received both her B.A. and M.A. at the American University School of International Service.


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