FEC Contributions

FEC contributions by both individuals and by committees.

See the following data dictionaries: Data Dictionary - Contributions by Individuals General Description 2015-current: greater than $200.00. The Commission categorizes contributions from individuals using the calendar year-to-date amount for political action committee (PAC) and party committee receipts and the election-cycle-to-date amount for candidate receipts to determine whether the contribution meets the categorization threshold of greater than $200.00. 1989-2014: $200 and above. The Commission categorized contributions from individuals using the reporting period amount to determine whether a contribution met the categorization threshold of $200.00 or more. 1975-1988: $500 and above. The Commission categorized contributions from individuals using the reporting period amount to determine whether a contribution met the categorization threshold of $500.00 or more. http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/metadata/DataDictionaryContributionsbyIndividuals.shtml

Data Dictionary - Committee Master File General Description This file contains one record for each committee registered with the Federal Election Commission. This includes federal political action committees and party committees, campaign committees for presidential, house and senate candidates, as well as groups or organizations who are spending money for or against candidates for federal office. The file contains basic information about the committees. The ID number the Commission assigned to the committee is first, along with the name of the committee, the sponsor, where appropriate, the treasurer's name and the committee's address. The file also includes information about what type of committee is being described, along with the candidate's ID number if it is a campaign committee. http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/metadata/DataDictionaryCommitteeMaster.shtml

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Source http://www.fec.gov/portal/download.shtml
Author Michael Cosentino
Last Updated April 2, 2017, 19:58 (UTC)
Created April 2, 2017, 19:31 (UTC)