On October 21, 2015 the Committee on House Administration unanimously approved an amendment to the rules which govern travel and expense reimbursements for lawmakers.
The D.C. Court of Appeals roundly rejected a case that sought to lift the ban on federal contractors donating to federal candidates.
The Supreme Court ruled that Arizona's independent redistricting commission is constitutionally permissible.
In a surprise decision, the Court agrees to hear Evenwel v. Abbott, a case that challenges the traditional notion of "one person, one vote".
Florida's limits on judicial fundraising are upheld.
The first six FEC Commissioners were sworn in on April 14, 1975.
The Republican-controlled legislature has brought the suit against Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission.
The FEC has raised the contribution limits for an individual to a candidate and to a national party committee.
The increase was attached to a must-pass omnibus spending bill.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson rules that disclosure requirements for corporations and labor organizations that finance electioneering communications were too narrow.
The rules regulate independent expenditures and electioneering communications made by corporations and labor organizations.
The U.S. District Court for the D.C. Circuit held that the disclosure requirements in question had previously been ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court will decide whether states that elect judges can prohibit judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign contributions.
H.R. 5525, the Political Intelligence Transparency Act would require political intelligence firms to register under the LDA.
The 24 hour reporting period for Electioneering Communications is September 5 through November 4.
Beginning September 1, federal campaign finance laws will be consolidated with other voting and election laws in the new Title 52 of the U.S. Code.
The Court ruled that a Super PAC was not functionally independent from its sister PAC that contributes to candidates and therefore subject to contribution limits.
The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the Susan B. Anthony List has legal standing to pursue a constitutional challenge to Ohio's False Statement Law.
The Committee hearing showcased the stark partisan divide on whether the amount of money in elections should be regulated.
After receiving more than 150,000 written comments on their proposed rules on 501(c)(4) organizations' political activity, the IRS has decided to revise the rules and postpone its public hearing.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will require nonprofit organizations that make political contributions to disclose their donors.
The FEC has decided to allow political committees to accept bitcoins under certain conditions in the AO 2014- 02, issued in response to a request by Make Your Laws PAC, Inc.
The FEC has conceded a case that challenged the aggregate limit on total campaign contributions to federal candidates.
The longstanding ban on campaign contributions from individuals with government contracts is being challenged.
Senator Tom Udall has introduced a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the ability to govern federal campaign regulations and states the ability to regulate state and local campaign finance matters.
A federal judge strikes down a Wisconsin law requiring voters to show a state-issued ID before voting.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed two pieces of legislation into law last week changing the state's campaign finance regulations.
The FEC issued an advisory opinion allowing a federal candidate's campaign to make express advocacy communications that include both the federal candidate and state and local candidates who appear on the same ballot.
H.R. 2019, The Gabriela Miller Kids First Research Act, has been signed into law by President Obama.
The Supreme Court has struck down aggregate limits as unconstitutional in a 5-4 decision.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Senate Bill 655 which expands the time window during which lobbyists and principals are allowed to make personal campaign contributions.
On November 29, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") proposed new regulations at 1.501(c)(4)-1(a)(2)(ii) and (iii) that substantially restrict the types of expenditures an organization may treat as promotion of social welfare if the expenditures are in any way "candidate-related."