The rule of law is indispensable to our Nation. However, it is impossible for our Nation’s citizens to be secure if crime plagues our streets and lawlessness dominates our communities. The America First Policy Institute (AFPI) will advance policies that support the American people’s right to live and prosper in free and secure communities. Respect for legitimate law enforcement, reverence for the law, and smart-on-crime reforms are essential to American life and liberty.
Statement on Police Week
STATEMENT from former Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker on NY Shooting
AFPI Files Amicus Brief in the United States Supreme Court to Support Coach Fired for Praying After Game
2022 State of America’s Safety
The Leadership of the America First Policy Institute Provided the Following Reactions and Insight Into the State of America One Year Into the Biden Administration
AFPI Announces Addition of Whitaker as Co-Chairman for AFPI’s Center for Law & Justice
Happy First Birthday AFPI!
DHS-DOJ Joint Rule Latest Deliberate Attempt to Dismantle the Immigration System
Meet Anonymous Airman #7 of AFPI’s Lawsuit against the Biden Department of Defense
True Equality is Enforcing Law and Order
Matt Whitaker joined Mornings with Maria on Fox Business to discuss the Durham report
An Examination of the First Year of Biden’s Presidency
Pam Bondi joined Hannity on Fox News to discuss the surge of violent crime in America
Pam Bondi Joined ‘Hannity’ on Fox News to discuss DC’s new State of Emergency and mask mandate
Matt Whitaker joined Shannon Bream on ‘Fox News at Night’
Pam Bondi joined Fox News Primetime with host Tammy Bruce
Op-Ed: Supporting America’s Heroes Who Continue to Hold the Line – In Spite of It All
Pam Bondi & Matthew Whitaker
In Rittenhouse’s Case, Against the Court of Public Opinion, Justice Prevails
Pam Bondi is from Tampa, Florida, and serves as the Chair for the Constitutional Litigation Partnership, and Co-Chair of the Center for Law and Justice at AFPI. A fourth-generation Floridian, Bondi spent more than 18 years as a prosecutor, trying cases ranging from domestic violence to capital murder. She served as Florida’s 37th and first female Attorney General. When Bondi took office, Florida was referred to as the pill mill capital of the United States, and in her first legislative session she successfully advanced reforms to eliminate unscrupulous doctors and clinics operating in Florida. Bondi served on the President’s Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission under President Donald Trump, where she worked alongside other national leaders in areas of drug prevention, interdiction, and treatment. Bondi was also a strong champion for the First Step Act, which helps formerly incarcerated inmates re-enter society safely and prevents recidivism. Bondi is a partner at Ballard Partners’ Washington, D.C. office, where she chairs the firm’s corporate regulatory practice. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Florida and her Juris Doctor from Stetson Law School. Bondi splits her time between Tampa and Washington, D.C, where she is on the Board of Trustees for the Kennedy Center. In Tampa, Bondi enjoys watching all the great Tampa Bay sports teams and spending time with her family and rescue dogs.
“Keep your heels, head and standards high”
Matthew G. Whitaker is from Des Moines, Iowa, and serves as a Co-Chair for the Center of Law & Justice at AFPI. Whitaker was the Acting Attorney General of the United States from 2018 to 2019. Prior to becoming Acting Attorney General, Mr. Whitaker served as Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He was previously appointed as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa by President George W. Bush, serving from 2004 to 2009. Whitaker was also previously the managing partner of Des Moines-based law firm Whitaker Hagenow & Gustoff, LLP from 2009 until rejoining the U.S. Department of Justice in 2017. He was also the Executive Director for FACT, The Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust, an ethics and accountability watchdog, from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Whitaker earned a Master of Business Administration, Juris Doctor, and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa. While at Iowa, Whitaker was a three-year letterman on the football team, where he received the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor. Mr. Whitaker is also of counsel with the Graves Garrett law firm.
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”
HARRY S. TRUMAN