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Public interest group calls for additional disclosure for political advertisements

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2011

On March 22, 2011, the Media Access Project (MAP) filed a Petition for Rulemaking seeking to amend the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC or Commission) rules to require additional disclosure for political advertisements

FEC settlement paves the way for hybrid PACs

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2011

Litigation between the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the National Defense PAC (NDPAC) recently took an important turn

Former Hill staffer convicted on corruption charges arising out of World Series trip

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2011

On February 10, 2011, a federal jury in the District of Columbia convicted former Hill staffer Fraser C. Verrusio on corruption charges stemming from his acceptance of an all-expenses-paid trip to Game One of the 2003 World Series

Clerk and secretary tweak LDA reporting guidance

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 14 2010

On June 15, 2010, the clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and the secretary of the Senate announced several slight revisions to their Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) Guidance

Changes in the states: Oregon court upholds gift laws; legislature makes some gift law changes

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 18 2010

On the last day of 2009, the Oregon Supreme Court unanimously upheld Oregon's $50 limit applicable to persons with certain legislative or administrative interests in government action, including lobbyists

House and Senate undertake inquiries into “political intelligence” activities

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 16 2013

There is no currently pending legislation regarding political intelligence regulation or disclosure. Although they have not yet proposed new

FEC issues advisory opinion on mobile fundraising webpages

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2011

On July 21, 2011, the Federal Election Commission (FEC or the Commission) adopted Advisory Opinion 2011-13, which addresses the use of fundraising disclaimers on standard and mobile webpages

Senate Ethics Committee issues tough guidance on post-employment contacts

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2012

On May 24, 2012, the Senate Ethics Committee issued a general advisory memo to the Senate community on the post-government employment contact ban arising under both federal criminal law and Senate rules

FEC issues guidance for PACs seeking to make independent expenditures

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2011

In August 2011, Carey v. FEC effectively mandated that the Federal Election Commission permit nonconnected political action committees to accept unlimited contributions from corporations and labor organizations for the sole purpose of making independent expenditures in connection with federal elections, on the condition that the funds be maintained in a separate bank account

SEC proposes pay-to-play ban for investment advisers

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2009

On August 7, 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published proposed rules that would impose a pay-to-play contribution ban on investment advisers who work for or seek to work for states and localities