- Internal Tracker Shows Trump Leading in South Carolina
- How the Primaries are Rigged Against Sanders
- Carson Sees Fundraising Resurgence
- Trump Has GOP Mega Donors Frozen
- Quote of the Day
By Kent Cooper Posted at 4:17 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2013
The Senate today passed legislation (H.R. 3487) to expand the Federal Election Commission’s ability to issue fines to groups in violation of campaign finance regulations.
The Senate approved the bill by unanimous consent. The House had passed the measure on Nov. 18th. The measure now goes to the President for signing.
The bill would allow the FEC to include groups not currently covered under the streamlined administrative fine program, such as those groups making independent expenditures or electioneering communications, including national, state, and local party committees, as well as non-profit organizations. Civil penalties could already be imposed after a full enforcement proceeding. View our earlier posting.
To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.
Political MoneyLine is about following money in politics. It's a cash register for givers, receivers and those who want to watch the flow.
Kent Cooper has been uncovering and counting political money since 1972, when new disclosure laws took effect. He was assistant staff director for the Federal Election Commission's disclosure office for 22 years.
Tony Raymond was at the FEC for more than 20 years, analyzing reports and serving as the FEC's first webmaster.