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Kevin Schmidt on the Brian Thomas Morning Show Discussing Medicaid Improper Payments

How a FOIA lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services forced the release of state-specific Medicaid improper payment rates.

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AFP Foundation letter to Senate committee: the president’s emergency powers should be for emergencies only

By Thomas Kimbrell and Kevin Schmidt May 23, 2024 | The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) held a hearing yesterday titled “Restoring Congressional Oversight Over Emergency Powers; Exploring Options to Reform the National Emergencies Act.” AFP Foundation sent a letter to the Committee describing the problematic implications of the president’s effectively unlimited executive powers…

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AFP Foundation sends letter urging House Committee to hold Biden Administration Bureaucrats Accountable for Energy Permitting Reform

By Thomas Kimbrell May 17, 2024 | The House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing yesterday titled “Examining the Council on Environmental Quality Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request and Related Policy Matters.”  CEQ Chairwoman Brenda Mallory testified before the full committee. On May 1, CEQ issued a final rulemaking for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing…

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Have you heard of these cases before the Supreme Court? Here’s why they should matter to you

UPDATE: On 5/30/2024, in a win for the First Amendment, the Supreme Court unanimously decided in NRA v. Vullo that government officials cannot pressure or otherwise coerce organizations to terminate certain business relationships when doing so infringes the First Amendment rights of the third party. This Supreme Court term has been full of high-profile cases….

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AFP Foundation files comment opposing Biden Administration’s unconstitutional actions on student loans

By Michael Pepson May 13, 2024 | Today, Americans for Prosperity Foundation filed a comment opposing the Department of Education’s proposal to use a provision of the Higher Education Act of 1965 that authorizes it to “compromise” on or “waive” student debt on case-by-case basis for a limited subset loans to mass cancel broad swaths…

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation Opens Investigation into Biden Administration’s Onerous Energy Permitting Regulations

May 10, 2024 | Today Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP Foundation) filed FOIA requests seeking records on the Council of Environmental Quality’s recent overreaching revisions to energy permitting regulations. Last May, Congress passed amendments to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as part of the Fiscal Responsibility Act. The amendments were meant to streamline the…

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Kevin Schmidt in RealClearPolitics: Why Is DHS Keeping ‘Disinformation’ Regulation Docs Secret?

Read the op-ed. My organization, Americans for Prosperity Foundation, has spent the same two years fighting DHS for documents on the federal board Jankowicz managed. We’re filing a second lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act to fight continued government stonewalling of our requests. Thus far, DHS has refused to provide unredacted versions of documents that outline its purported authorities to regulate disinformation. Nor…

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