Federal Election Commission

United States federal regulatory agency

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency in the United States. Their purpose is to force campaign finance law in federal elections. It was created in 1974 through amendments to the Federal Election Campaign Act.[4]

Federal Election Commission
Seal of the United States Federal Election Commission.svg
Agency overview
FormedOctober 15, 1974; 45 years ago (1974-10-15)
JurisdictionFederal government of the United States
StatusIndependent regulatory agency
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., USA
Employees339 (2006)Template:Update-inline
Annual budget$79,100,000 USD (FY 2017)[1]
Agency executives
Key document


  1. (November 15, 2017). "Federal Election Commission: Agency Financial Report, Fiscal Year 2017" (pdf).Template:Usgovpd
  2. "Caroline C. Hunter". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  3. "Steven T. Walther". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  4. "52 U.S. Code § 30106 - Federal Election Commission". LII / Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 2017-06-03.