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Library of Congress: President Richard Nixon, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, standing in front of photographs of presidents in Representative William Broomfield's congressional office

Federal Election Campaign Act Is Passed

By February 7, 1971

The Federal Election Campaign Act passes and is signed into law by President Richard Nixon. Among other things, the new law repealed the Federal Corrupt Practices Act and created a new system of campaign finance regulation.


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