Andrew "Andy" Emerson

Andrew "Andy" Emerson

Holland & Knight LLP

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EPA Releases Significant Proposed Rule to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plants - Proposed Rule Is Part of...

EPA's proposed rule is focused on limiting the carbon intensity of fossil fuel-fired power plants (commonly referred to as electric generating units or EGUs) by adopting goals to limit overall carbon dioxide (CO2)...more

6/10/2014 - Barack Obama Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Climate Action Plan Energy Policy Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Oil & Gas Power Plants Public Comment Renewable Energy RGGI

Last Week at the FEC: RNC Sues to Overturn Limit on Independent Expenditure-only Contributions

Last week, the Federal Election Commission met in executive session on May 20, but did not meet in public session or otherwise act on pending administrative matters. However, on Friday, May 23, the Republican National...more

5/28/2014 - Campaign Contributions FEC NCAs PACs Political Contributions

Last Week At The FEC: Commission Issues Bitcoin Opinion, Questions Remain

On May 8, after nearly three months of consideration, the Federal Election Commission issued an Advisory Opinion in response to Make Your Laws (MYL) PAC's request that it approve a framework within which political committees...more

5/21/2014 - Bitcoins FEC PACs Political Contributions

Last Week At The FEC: Continued Delay On Bitcoins

Last week the Federal Election Commission met in executive session and held an open audit hearing on the Democratic Party of Illinois as well as an open meeting where it discussed various draft advisory opinions related to...more

4/29/2014 - Bitcoins FEC PACs Virtual Currency

Last Week At The FEC: Commission Confirms That Federal Funds Can Support State Candidates

Last week the Federal Election Commission did not meet, but held a tally vote to approve Advisory Opinion 2014-03 regarding the use of campaign funds to pay for public communications in support of both a federal candidate and...more

4/21/2014 - Advisory Opinions Bitcoins Campaign Funds FEC PACs Political Candidates Public Communications

Last Week At The FEC: Agreement On Dormant Funds But Confrontation Over Enforcement

Last week the Federal Election Commission held an executive session on April 1 and an open meeting on April 3. It adopted a revised Advisory Opinion regarding the use of dormant funds by the Solano County Democratic Central...more

4/9/2014 - FEC McCutcheon v. FEC Political Contributions SCOTUS

In McCutcheon, the Supreme Court Strikes Down the FEC's Biennial Aggregate Limits

In the most significant campaign finance decision since Citizens United v. FEC, the Supreme Court today struck down the Federal Election Commission's biennial aggregate limits. In McCutcheon v. FEC, the Court left in place...more

4/3/2014 - Aggregation Rules Campaign Contributions First Amendment McCutcheon v. FEC SCOTUS

Last Week at the FEC: Audit Reports, Budgets, and Strategic Planning

Last week the Federal Election Commission did not meet, but released an additional draft Advisory Opinion in AO 2014-01, Solano County Democratic Central Committee, extended its time for consideration of AO 2014-02, Make Your...more

3/31/2014 - Election Laws FEC

Last Week at the FEC: Dismissal of Co-Publishing Complaint

Last week the Federal Election Commission met in executive session on Tuesday, March 11, but did not meet in open session. During the week the Commission made public the results of one Matter Under Review (MUR) and three...more

3/19/2014 - Administrative Fines Campaign Funds Federal Election Commission

Last Week at the FEC: Audit Reports, Budgets and Strategic Planning

Last week the Federal Election Commission met in open and executive sessions on Thursday, March 6. During its open Session the Commission adopted technical corrections to its regulations and approved Final Audit Reports for...more

3/11/2014 - FEC Political Campaigns

Last Week at the FEC: Revisions to Draft Advisory Opinion Would Reject Revolution Messaging’s Supplemental Proposal

Last week the Federal Election Commission did not meet, but issued a revised draft Advisory Opinion related to Revolution Messaging, LLC and released records related to MUR 6610, where it closed its investigation and...more

2/25/2014 - Advertising Advisory Opinions Cell Phones Federal Election Commission Political Campaigns

Last Week at the FEC: Commission Asked to Approve a Framework for Acceptance and Use of Bitcoins

Last week the Federal Election Commission did not meet, but made public AOR 2014-02, an Advisory Opinion Request from Make Your Laws PAC ("MYL PAC") related to Bitcoins, as well as a Final Audit Report related to the North...more

2/19/2014 - Bitcoins FEC Virtual Currency

Last Week at the FEC: Potential Compromise For Disclaimers in Mobile Advertisements

Last week the Federal Election Commission met in executive session on Tuesday, February 4 but canceled its open meeting scheduled for February 6. The Commission was able to release a supplement to the underlying opinion...more

2/12/2014 - Advertising Disclaimers FEC Mobile Ad Networks Mobile Apps

Last Week at the FEC: Tracking of Staff Work by State and Local Party Committees

Last week the Federal Election Commission held an opening meeting during which it approved Audit Division recommendations related to the manner in which the Dallas County Republican Party and the Republican Party of Iowa have...more

2/4/2014 - Advertising Audits Contractors FEC Recordkeeping Requirements

Last Week at the FEC: Deadlock regarding Crossroads GPS’s Major Purpose Inquiry

Last week the Federal Election Commission did not meet, but released opposing statements related to a deadlocked vote on MUR 6396, Crossroads GPS, in December. The Commission also released its factual and legal analysis in...more

1/14/2014 - Election Laws FEC Political Campaigns

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