This week, President Trump named two individuals he intends to nominate to the Federal Election Commission, which is currently operating without a quorum. Sean Cooksey currently serves as general counsel to Senator Josh Hawley, and Shana Broussard serves as counsel to FEC Vice Chair Steven Walther. Ms. Broussard has also previously served as an attorney-adviser with the IRS and as deputy disciplinary counsel at the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. Earlier this year Commissioner Caroline Hunter resigned which left the committee without the necessary four members, of the six-member panel. The Commission conducts certain activities including investigations, enforcements, and rulemaking. Upon a confirmation by the Senate of Cooksey and Broussard, the Commission would be fully-functioning. It is critical in an election year to have the ability for the FEC, tasked with a critical oversight role, to be fully operational.
To read more about the appointments, read here.