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Federal Election Commission
Seal of the United States Federal Election Commission.svg
Agency overview
Formed October 15, 1974; 47 years ago (1974-10-15)
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Status Independent regulatory agency
Headquarters Washington, D.C., USA
Employees 339 (2006)
Annual budget $79,100,000 USD (FY 2017)
Agency executives
  • Caroline C. Hunter, Chair
  • Steven T. Walther, Vice Chairman
Key document
  • Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments of 1974 (Pub.L. 93-443 88 Stat. 1263)

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency in the United States. Their purpose is to enforce campaign finance law in federal elections. It was created in 1974 through amendments to the Federal Election Campaign Act.

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