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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 1, 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.

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


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