FECA is an acronym for The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, the statute that serves as the basis for current federal campaign finance regulation. It has been amended extensively four times: in 1974 in response to Watergate, in 1976 in response to the Supreme Court's opinion in Buckley, in 1979 to allow parties to raise and spend additional funds for individual volunteer activities, and in 2002 by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA).
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Federal Election Campaign Act. The 1971 law that governs the financing of federal elections; it was amended in 1974, 1976, and 1979. The act requires candidates and political committees to disclose the sources of their funding and how they spend their money; it regulates the contributions received and expenditures made during federal election campaigns; and it governs the public funding of presidential elections.
Federal Election Campaign Act. a law passed in 1971 (and amended in 1974, 1976 and 1979) that limits the financing of campaigns for federal elections. The law requires that candidates and their political committees let the public know who gives them money and how they spend that money. The law also regulates the public funding of presidential elections.
Federal Election Campaign Act. Congressional legislation enacted in 1971 and amended in 1974, 1976, and 1979. FECA incorporates all federal law pertaining to federal elections. Limits individual contributions to $1,000 per election to a federal candidate; $5,000 to a PAC per calendar year; $20,000 to a national party per calendar year; and an aggregate of $25,000 per year to all federal candidates, PACs, and national parties. Also limits PAC contributions to federal candidates to $5,000 per election.
The Federal Employees' Compensation Act provides compensation benefits to civilian employees of the United States for disability due to personal injury (including occupational disease) sustained while in the performance of duty. Damage to or destruction of medical braces, artificial limbs, and other prosthetic devices incidental to a personal injury is also compensable. The FECA also provides for the payment of benefits to dependents if job-related injury or disease causes the employee's death. The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs ( OWCP) administers the FECA and acts as payor.