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The Facts About the Federal Election Commissio's Rules on Soft Money Pursuant to the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002

October 01, 2002
By a 5-1 vote on June 22, 2002, the Federal Election Commission promulgated the first of six sets of rules to implement the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (usually called, “McCain-Feingold,” “Shays-Meehan,” or simply “BCRA”). These rules have been criticized as being contrary to BCRA’s language, and threats have been made to use the Congressional Review Act of 1996 to repeal the regulations.