PBS NewsHour

How a commissioner shortage has limited FEC's enforcement

Clip: 09/12/2019 | 5m 38s | Video has closed captioning.

The Federal Election Commission's mandate is to ensure that campaign financing is transparent and election laws are obeyed. Intended to have six members, the agency currently has only three -- and as a result, is unable to pursue the hundreds of election-related enforcement matters before it. Judy Woodruff sits down with the chair of the FEC, Ellen Weintraub, to discuss the current limitations.

Aired: 09/12/19

Rating: NR

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