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Public Hearings

The Commission periodically holds public hearings at its headquarters in Washington, DC. These hearings offer interested persons an opportunity to testify concerning proposed regulations and other matters that come before the Commission. Upcoming hearings and those held within the last several years are listed below in reverse chronological order with links to relevant documents.

Additional information concerning rulemaking hearings is available on the Rulemakings page.

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2015 Hearings

2/11 FEC Public Hearing on the McCutcheon v. FEC Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Regarding a potential rulemaking to revise regulations in light of certain language from the Supreme Court’s April 2014 decision in McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC.

2012 Hearings

3/7 Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications by Corporations and Labor Organizations
Regarding corporate and labor financing of independent expenditures and electioneering communications.

2010 Hearings

3/16 Federal Officeholders' and Candidates' Participation in Certain Non-Federal Fundraising Events
Regarding federal candidate and officeholder participation in nonfederal fundraising.
3/2-3 Coordinated Communications
Regarding coordinated communications

2009 Hearings

12/16 Federal Election Activity Definition
Regarding the definition of "Federal Election Activity" in FEC regulations
7/29 & 8/25

Website and Internet Communications Improvement Initiative
Regarding possible improvements to the FEC's website and Internet communications

1/14 Agency Procedures
Reviewing the FEC's compliance and enforcement processes

2008 Hearings

9/17 Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure
Disclosing contributions bundled by lobbyists, registrants and the PACs of lobbyists and registrants

2007 Hearings

10/17-18 Electioneering Communications
Implementing WRTL decision that invalidated ban on corporate/labor funding of certain electioneering communications
7/11 Hybrid Communications
Attributing costs of public communications by party committees that benefit multiple federal/nonfederal candidates

2006 Hearings

1/25-26 Coordinated Communications
Revising rules in accordance with Shays decision

2005 Hearings

10/20 Electioneering Communications
Revising rules in accordance with Shays decision
8/4 Federal Election Activity
Revising FEA rules in accordance with Shays decision
6/28-29 Internet
Applying FECA to online campaign activity
5/17 Candidate/Officeholder Solicitations at Party Fundraisers
Revising E&J and/or rules in accordance with Shays decision
5/17 Definition of Agent
Revising definition of "agent" in accordance with Shays decision
5/17 Payroll Deductions for Trade Association PACs
Eliminating ban on corporate payroll deductions for trade association PACs

2004 Hearings

4/14-15 Political Committee Status
Defining the term "political committee"

2003 Hearings

10/1 Multicandidate Committees and Biennial Limits
Applying biennial limit and multicandidate status for PACs
10/1 Candidate Travel
Defining payment rates for non-commercial air travel
6/11 Enforcement Procedures
Evaluating enforcement practices and procedures
6/6 Presidential Public Funding and National Conventions
Revising rules to reflect Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act