FEC meeting pits commission against itself

by - December 11, 2014

In the Federal Election Commission's second-to-last open meeting of 2014, commissioners split over a measure that would prohibit agency lawyers from conducting independent investigations without prior approval from the chronically gridlocked panel. For Chairman Lee Goodman, the agency's top Republican, the move would simply standardize the enforcement process and ensure that commissioners, their lawyers and the respondents are all on the same page. In Democrat Ellen Weintraub's eyes, however, it is another veiled attempt by Republicans to block the enforcement of campaign finance laws: "If you ignore information, then it makes it easier to get to 'no' [action], which is the position of some folks."

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