The Disclosure Window

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The Federal Election Commission (FEC) may soon provide more detailed information on bundled donations by lobbyists. They're in the process of hammering out the details of new disclosure regulations the sticking points of which Shawn Zeller discusses in CQ Politics.

At issue right now is defining the time period that governs what contributions must be disclosed. The lobbying regulations passed this year mandate that candidates disclose the bundling activity of any lobbyist who raises $15,000 or more over a six-month period; now it remains to determine the specifics of those six-month windows. And then, of course, to continue to pursue better disclosure of bundled contributions from non-lobbyists.