Today the Federal Election Commission published in the Federal Register the contribution limits that will apply during the 2016 election cycle. The chart below summarizes the new limits, some of which were adjusted for inflation under the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002:

TO/FROM:

Presidential
Candidate

Senate Candidate

House Candidate

National Party Committee

State Party Committee

PAC

Individual

$2,700 per election

$2,700 per election

$2,700 per election

$33,400 per calendar year

$10,000 per calendar year

$5,000 per calendar year

Multicandidate PAC

$5,000 per election

$5,000 per election

$5,000 per election

$15,000 per calendar year

$5,000 per calendar year

$5,000 per calendar year

Non-Multicandidate PAC[1]

$2,700 per election

$2,700 per election

$2,700 per election

$33,400 per calendar year

$10,000 per calendar year

$5,000 per calendar year

National Party Committee

$5,000 per election

$46,800 combined[2]

$5,000 per election

Unlimited

Unlimited

$5,000 per calendar year

State Party Committee

$5,000 per election

$5,000 per election

$5,000 per election

Unlimited

Unlimited

$5,000 per calendar year

Non-individual “person” (e.g., Tribes, partnerships)

$2,700 per election

$2,700 per election

$2,700 per election

$33,400 per calendar year

$10,000 per calendar year

$5,000 per calendar year


[1] A candidate’s authorized committee may only contribute $2,000 (not $2,700) per election to another candidate’s authorized committee, and may make unlimited transfers to party committees.

[2] This limit is shared by the national committee (e.g., the DNC or the RNC) and the national Senate campaign committee (e.g., the DSCC or the NRSC).