Kevin Schmidt

Director of Investigations

Kevin Schmidt is director of investigations at Americans for Prosperity Foundation. He focuses on energy, health care, veterans’ issues, free speech, and emergency powers.

He is also a co-founder and contributor to FOIA Advisor, a forum designed to help the public learn more about the federal Freedom of Information Act. Schmidt is a frequent FOIA requester with more than a decade of experience requesting public records from federal, state, and local governments. His work has been featured in the Wall Street JournalWashington PostNew York PostArizona RepublicWashington Times, and Washington Examiner.

Schmidt graduated from Kennesaw State University with a BS in political science, and later received an MA in political science from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining Americans for Prosperity Foundation, he served as director of investigations at Cause of Action Institute and director of research for boutique public relations firm CounterPoint Strategies, where he provided crisis solutions and reputation defense to leading private equity firms, Dow 30 companies, private industrial firms, and prominent public figures.

Follow him on Twitter @KevinSchmidt8.


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New Report Reveals How the Department of the Interior Undermines Transparency

A Bad Deal: No to STAR Bonds for Stadium Subsidies

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

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

Records Reveal Biden Administration Budget Officials Questioned Legal Authority to Cancel ANWR Lease Sale

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

AFP Foundation Files Suit for Documents on Shutting Down Development in the NPR-A 

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AFP Foundation-Mississippi Releases New Report Finding Certificate of Need Laws Leave Patients, Veterans, and Rural Communities Underserved

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AFPF Ramps Up Challenge to Biden Administration Censorship Regime with New FOIA Requests

The Center Square: Transparency groups asks 5 states to stop blocking out-of-state records requests

The Tennessee Star: Tennessee’s Certificate of Need Law Has Denied $1.5 Billion in New Healthcare Industry Investments in the Last Two Decades, New Report Finds