Statement | December 1, 2023

Statement: Oliver McPherson-Smith on the Biden Administration’s EV Tax Credit Loophole

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) released the following statement from Oliver McPherson-Smith, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Energy & Environment at AFPI, on the Biden Administration’s proposed implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act’s electric vehicle (EV) tax credit.

Op-Ed | November 30, 2023

Kissinger’s Last Advice on China, Russia Worth Heeding

Henry Kissinger, one of the world’s most famous diplomats and national security theorists, died this week at age 100. Kissinger had a profound effect on U.S. national security, helping establish U.S. diplomatic relations with communist China, negotiating a cease-fire that ended the Vietnam War, developing the détente policy with the Soviet Union, and using "shuttle diplomacy" to lower tensions in the Mideast and negotiate peace agreements.

Statement | November 28, 2023

STATEMENT: America First Applauds Governor Bill Lee for Introducing Major School Choice Bill

The America First Policy Institute’s (AFPI) Center for Education Opportunity released the following statement from Laurie Todd-Smith, Ph.D., Director of the Centers for the American Child and Education Opportunity at AFPI, praising Tennessee Governor Bill Lee for introducing the Education Freedom Scholarship Act.

Op-Ed | November 27, 2023

Michelle Obama’s Magical Turnout Machine

Michelle Obama can predict the future. Well, she can shape it anyway. Back in 2012, she stood before the assembled throng at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and said words that are still shaping elections a decade later. “Let’s be clear,” Michelle said, “elections aren’t just about who votes but who doesn’t vote.” Today, we finally understand what she meant.

Policy | November 21, 2023

AFPI Comment on Proposed Office of Personnel Management Regulation That Would Prevent the Reinstatement of Schedule F

America First Policy Institute (AFPI) submits the following comments in opposition to the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) proposed rule purporting to extend removal protections to career officials in positions of a confidential, policy-determining, policymaking, or policy-advocating character (hereafter “policy-influencing positions”). See Upholding Civil Service Protections and Merit System Principles, 88 Fed. Reg. 63862 (proposed Sept. 18, 2023), Docket ID OPM–2023–0013, RIN 3206–AO56.

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