Finally With a Quorum, Federal Election Commission Faces ‘Extensive Backlog of Cases’

Government Executive: After months of inaction and with the November presidential election bearing down, the Federal Election Commission will finally be able to get down to business. But former FEC officials and other experts agree that, despite regaining its quorum, the agency faces daunting challenges, including a huge backlog of unresolved cases.

On Tuesday evening, the Senate voted 49 to 43, along party lines, to confirm Texas attorney Trey Trainor as an FEC commissioner, giving the body a fourth voting member, required for its proceedings to be valid.

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