Federal Comments and Testimony

Comments on the Federal Election Commission’s “Public Forum on Women in Politics”

Chair Ann M. Ravel Vice Chairman Matthew S. Petersen Re:  Federal Election Commission “Public Forum on Women in Politics” Dear Chair Ravel, Vice Chairman Petersen, and fellow Commissioners: The Center for Competitive Politics[1] enthusiastically supports efforts to encourage greater participation in political campaigns. Actions to make it easier for citizens to run for office and […]

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Updated Coalition Letter in support of “Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act” (H.R. 1104)

April 15, 2015 PDF available here. Dear Representative: The undersigned civil liberties, free expression, and nonprofit advocacy groups and attorneys who represent advocacy organizations have a wide variety of views on the political spectrum. However, we are united in writing to express our strong support of the Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act (H.R. 1104). […]

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Coalition Letter in support of “Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act” (H.R. 1104)

April 13, 2015 PDF available here. Dear Representative: The undersigned civil liberties, free expression, and nonprofit advocacy groups and attorneys who represent advocacy organizations have a wide variety of views on the political spectrum. However, we are united in writing to express our strong support of the Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act (H.R. 1104). Application […]

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Bipartisan group of campaign finance experts urge FEC to improve forms

A bipartisan group of seven well-known campaign finance lawyers, including a bipartisan group of three former Federal Election Commission (FEC) chairmen, today petitioned the FEC to propose new rules providing for improved forms and instructions and to implement the Administrative Fines Program (AFP) law adopted last year. Download the PDF file .

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Brad Smith’s Comments on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Response to McCutcheon v. FEC

 January 15, 2015 Via Electronic Submission System Available for download at this link. Federal Election Commission Attn: Amy L. Rothstein, Assistant General Counsel 999 E Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20463 RE: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking [REG 2014-01] On October 9, 2014, the Commission issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Response to McCutcheon […]

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Letter: Need For Proper Rulemaking Processes and Analyses in Upcoming IRS Proposal

December 19,2014 VIA E-MAIL and U.S. MAIL Available for download here. Mr. Howard Shelanski Administrator Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 725 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20503 Re: Need For Proper Rulemaking Processes and Analyses in Upcoming IRS Proposal Dear Mr. Shelanski: Just over a year ago, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department […]

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AFJ, CCP and ACLU Letter: Concerns regarding investigation into the interactions between the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Protection Agency

Read full letter here. December 18, 2014 The Honorable Darrel Issa Chairman U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform 2157 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C., 20515 The Honorable David Vitter Ranking Member U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works 456 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510 Dear Rep. Issa and […]

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Regulatory Notice 14-50, Comment on Proposal to Establish a “Pay-to-Play” Rule (Proposed Rules 2271, 2390, and 4580)

  http://ifs.org/?attachment_id=21455 Download the PDF file .

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Letter to FEC Commissioners on Rulemakings

Download full letter October 7, 2014 Lee E. Goodman, Chairman Ann M. Ravel, Vice Chair Caroline C. Hunter, Commissioner Matthew S. Petersen, Commissioner Steven T. Walther, Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub, Commissioner Federal Election Commission 999 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20463 Dear Commissioners: We are writing this letter as individuals who, in various capacities but […]

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Testimony of David Keating to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Solutions for Preventing a Future IRS Scandal

Statement of David Keating President, Center for Competitive Politics on “IRS Abuses: Ensuring that Targeting Never Happens Again” Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform United States House of Representatives July 30, 2014 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify on behalf of the Center for Competitive […]

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