FEC: Comments Filed CLC and Democracy 21 on Regulations on Government Contractors


May 29, 2015, the Campaign Legal Center, together with Democracy 21, filed comments with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) urging the agency to revise its regulations to prevent the evasion of the statutory ban on government contractors contributions to federal candidates and committees through the use a separate corporate entity that is commonly owned and part of the same legal family as the contractor.  The comments supported a petition filed with the FEC by Public Citizen asking the FEC to initiate a rulemaking for the purpose of adopting rules that identify specific factors for determining whether entities of the same corporate family are distinct business entities for purposes of the prohibition on contributions by Federal contractors.