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Our Two Cents: Wiley Rein Submits Comments to FEC Suggesting Improvements to Procedures

January 2009

On January 5, 2009, the Election Law & Government Ethics Practice of Wiley Rein LLP submitted comments to the FEC suggesting improvements to its procedures for enforcement, advisory opinions, and other FEC practices and programs. A copy of the comments is available on our website. Click here to view the comments.

In a December 8, 2008, notice in the Federal Register, the FEC solicited comments regarding all aspects of its policies and procedures. The Election Law & Government Ethics Practice pooled its decades of collective experience observing and practicing before the Commission to determine the issues that most urgently require the Commission's attention. Along with its comments, Jan Baran, the head of the practice group, testified at an FEC hearing on this issue on January 14, 2009.

The comments did not necessarily reflect the views or concerns of any particular Wiley Rein client. Nonetheless, the Election Law & Government Ethics Practice prepared and submitted its comments in an effort to help improve the administration of the campaign finance laws for all its clients and anyone else who might be affected by this increasingly large and complex body of law.