To all Senate Campaign Committees:
Today the President signed into law new statutory authority requiring that Senate campaigns must now file all required FEC reports directly with the FEC. Because reports filed with the Secretary of the Senate will no longer satisfy the legal requirements for filing, our office will no longer accept reports on behalf of the FEC and will not transmit to the FEC any reports delivered to us, unless we had already received the report by the time the bill was signed, or the report had already been sent and postmarked to us as of the date of enactment, consistent with FEC guidance.
For relevant guidance from the FEC, please see FEC guidance. Should you have any questions please call the FEC at 202-694-1130 or 800-424-9530 (press 5), or the Senate’s Office of Public Records at 202-224-0322. Remember, however, that the Office of Public Records can no longer help you comply with the legal requirements for filing campaign finance reports unless a report has already been sent to us prior to enactment.
Candidates for the United States Senate
Within 15 days after an individual becomes a candidate he/she must designate a principal campaign committee to receive contributions and make expenditures on the candidate's behalf. This designation must be made in writing by filing a Statement of Candidacy (FEC Form 2) or by filing a letter with the same information (i.e., the individual's name and address, party affiliation and office sought, the State in which Federal office is sought, the name and address of his/her principal campaign committee). (See 2 U.S.C.431(2), 11 CFR 100.3 for the Act as amended and 2 U.S.C. 432 (e)(1), 11 CFR 101.1(a) relating to a candidate's reporting obligations.)
Principal Campaign Committee of a Candidate for the Senate
Within 10 days after it has been designated by the candidate each principal campaign committee must file a Statement of Organization (FEC Form 1). The Statement must identify the committee's treasurer, bank depositories, all other committees authorized by the same candidate and other pertinent information (2 U.S.C. 433 (a), (b), (c), 11 CFR 102.1 and 102.2 (a))
Senate Rule 35 Requirements
Section 546 of Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 requires the Secretary to establish a Web site containing the travel documents filed under Senate Rule 35 . The information must be maintained for a period not longer than four years after receiving the information.
Section 103 of Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 requires the Office of the Secretary of the Senate to notify members and certain employees separating from the Senate about their post-employment lobbying contacts with the Senate and to post information contained in the notice on the Internet.
For information about the scope and substance of Senate post-employment restrictions, you should contact the Senate Select Committee on Ethics at (202) 224-2981, review the Committee’s May 24, 2012 guidance memorandum on the restrictions, and/or obtain your own counsel.
Please visit the links below for a report of those individuals who have separated from the Senate, the office in which they were employed, the beginning date of restriction, and the end date of restriction.
The Senate Anti-Harassment Training Resolution of 2017 (S.Res 330) requires Senators, Senate officers, and Senate managers to periodically complete training that addresses workplace harassment, including sexual harassment and related intimidation and reprisal prohibited under the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 and their role in recognizing and responding to harassment and harassment complaints.
The Resolution also requires Senate employees, interns, fellows, and detailees to periodically complete similar training. It requires the head of an office, including a joint commission or joint committee, employing Senate employees to ensure that an individual in the office who is required to be trained, has access to the training.
Individuals must satisfy this training requirement for each Congress. Each office, including a joint commission or joint committee, employing Senate employees must certify, at the end of every Congress, whether individuals required to be trained have completed such training during that Congress.
Click on the link below to view training certifications: