Regulatory Agencies

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  • FEC

    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is the independent agency charged with administering and enforcing the nation's federal campaign finance laws, including the limits and prohibitions on federal political contributions and the disclosure of election related spending...

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  • FCC

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency directed by five commissioners who are appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate...

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  • IRS

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is part of the Department of the Treasury, is responsible for conducting the nation's tax collecting functions...

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  • DOJ

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) is responsible for the criminal prosecution and constitutional defense of federal campaign finance and ethics laws.  DOJ is also responsible for enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. 

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  • SEC

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is responsible for regulating and overseeing participants in the securities industry, including public companies, securities exchanges, securities brokers and dealers, investment advisors, and mutual funds...

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  • EAC

    The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with developing guidance to help states and local jurisdictions meet the requirements of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA requirements)...

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  • Other Federal Regulatory Agencies

    There are a number of other Federal agencies and regulatory bodies that have some responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the nation’s campaign finance, election and ethics laws...

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  • State and Local Agencies

    The individual states and local governments have their own campaign finance systems that govern elections for state and local offices... 

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