This important perspective is written by Tracy King and is published by Campaign legal:
Republican and Democratic former chairs of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Trevor Potter and Ann Ravel sent a bipartisan letter of support for the FEC reforms in the For the People Act (H.R.1/S.1) to leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives. The steps outlined in H.R.1 to strengthen the agency will fix the failures of the FEC to enforce campaign finance laws.
The FEC is responsible for enforcing the laws that govern the U.S. campaign finance system for campaigns for president and Congress. It is the only government agency whose sole responsibility is overseeing the integrity of our political campaigns, and for the past decade, it has routinely failed to open investigations, enforce violations, or update campaign finance regulations.
The agency routinely deadlocks and fails to reach the required four votes necessary to open an investigation, even when presented with overwhelming evidence of possible violations to the Federal Election Campaign Act.
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