The Senate confirmed three people to the Federal Election Commission, restoring the quorum for the first time in months
Caroline C. Hunter, a former Republican commissioner who left the agency over the summer, called the frequent stalemates among commissioners of different parties a function of the bipartisan structure. But others, including Ms. Weintraub and former Republican commissioner Trevor Potter, have criticized what they have called broad disinterest among some Republicans in applying election law and investigating potential violations, regardless of the political party of a candidate. The new commissioners are unlikely to change that dynamic.
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