Phil Kerpen Biography and Archive

Phil Kerpen is president of American Commitment, a columnist on Fox News Opinion, chairman of the Internet Freedom Coalition, and author of the 2011 book Democracy Denied.

American Commitment is dedicated to restoring and protecting America’s core commitment to free markets, economic growth, Constitutionally-limited government, property rights, and individual freedom.

Washingtonian magazine named Mr. Kerpen to their "Guest List" in 2008 and The Hill newspaper named Mr. Kerpen a "Top Grassroots Lobbyist" in 2011.

Mr. Kerpen's op-eds have run in newspapers across the country and he is a frequent radio and television commentator on economic growth issues.

Prior to joining American Commitment, Mr. Kerpen served as vice president for policy at Americans for Prosperity. Mr. Kerpen has also previously worked as an analyst and researcher for the Free Enterprise Fund, the Club for Growth, and the Cato Institute.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Kerpen currently resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife Joanna and their daughter Lilly.

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2/10/2019 Trump's FCC Could Make WiFi Great Again
1/2/2019 Don't Import Foreign Price Controls - Break Them
12/1/2018 What Trump Should Do About Electric Vehicle Subsidies
11/15/2018 Senate Republicans Are Blocking Trump Appointments
10/15/2018 Democrats Voted to Take Health Care Away from Millions
9/11/2018 Mulvaney Should Lift Cloud from Student Loan Trusts
8/5/2018 Trump is Right to End Obama's Fuel Economy Scheme
7/26/2018 GOP Can't Appease the Left By Caving on Key Issues
6/25/2018 Nanny Bloomberg Wants to Tax the World's Poor
6/14/2018 Democrat Net Neutrality Plan is Really About Raising Taxes
5/15/2018 Farm Bill Should Reform More Than Food Stamps
5/3/2018 Democrats Exploit McCain Absence for Stunt Vote
4/10/2018 New Strategy Offers Trump a Much Bigger NAFTA Win
4/4/2018 FCC Should Open Up Faster, Better Wi-Fi
3/18/2018 FDA Tobacco Policy Faces Key Test
2/25/2018 Congress Should Make Relief Permanent
12/20/2017 A Triple Victory for the American People
12/6/2017 The Net Neutrality Noise Machine Turns Violent
9/14/2017 Republicans Have a New Heath Care Bill Worth Considering
8/11/2017 GOP Leaders Should Welcome Move to End Obamacare Bailout
7/7/2017 Democrats Will Be Tested as Menendez Finally Stands Trial
5/21/2017 Trump Should Keep His Promise to Cancel Obama Climate Deal
4/26/2017 A Remarkable First Hundred Days of Regulatory Reform
4/18/2017 The Net Neutrality Noise Machine
3/30/2017 What the FCC Privacy Rule Is Really About
3/27/2017 Trump Should End Illegal Obamacare Exemption
12/29/2016 It's Time to Rein in Regulators
11/17/2016 Trump Should Let Senate Kill Obama's Climate Treaty
9/22/2016 Obamacare, Not Drug Prices, to Blame for Record High Costs
9/14/2016 New York's Bizarre Nuclear Bailout
9/6/2016 United Nations Joins Dishonest Pipeline Protest Mob
8/12/2016 Taxpayers at Risk as Obamacare Crumbles
8/5/2016 Bureaucrats to Dump Billions in Student Loans on Taxpayers
7/12/2016 A Warning on Drug Pricing from Bill Gates
6/28/2016 Broken Regulatory Process Turns Democracy Upside-Down
5/19/2016 Facebook Scandal a Warning for the Future of the Internet
5/3/2016 Congress Must Stop Obamacare Bailout Scheme, Again
3/29/2016 End Unauthorized Federal Spending
3/7/2016 GOPers Agree on REINing in Regulators
2/21/2016 A Plebiscite on the Supreme Court
1/29/2016 Vape Regulation Could Kill the Industry
1/15/2016 A Big Dish of Cronyism
1/7/2016 Every Driver Should Care About the Iowa Ethanol Debate
12/23/2015 The Free Speech Silver Lining in the Budget Cloud
11/11/2015 Our Science-Denier-in-Chief
10/27/2015 A Small But Real IRS Reform That Must Pass
10/2/2015 Boehner's Earmark Ban a Great Achievement
9/22/2015 Don't Let Hillary Shift Blame for Obamacare's Failures
8/25/2015 Democrats Threaten Shutdown for Higher Spending
8/6/2015 Stop Obama's Clean Power Grab
7/17/2015 Senate Could Destroy Your Car's Trade-in Value
7/9/2015 Is Congress Up to the Job?
6/26/2015 Congress Must Help Obamacare Victims the Court Ignored
6/16/2015 Liberals Mocking Obamacare Case Have a Big Problem
5/22/2015 EPA Plan to Ban Coal Hits Major Roadblock
5/8/2015 Learning from Obamacare's Spectacular Failures
4/26/2015 Congress's Bipartisan Obamacare Fraud
4/16/2015 Postal Service Headed for Disaster
4/10/2015 End the Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying Scam
3/31/2015 Unhide the EPA Global Warming Tax
3/18/2015 Death Tax Repeal is Long Overdue
3/13/2015 Democrats Have a Corruption Problem
3/5/2015 A Great Week for Regulators
2/24/2015 Obamacare Architect's New Lie to the Supreme Court
2/17/2015 Obama's Plan to Regulate the Internet Risks Content Control
2/9/2015 Court Can Save Millions from Illegal Obamacare Taxes
1/29/2015 The EPA's Unconstitutional Highway Funding Threat
1/21/2015 States Should Force Federal Gas Tax Cut
1/13/2015 End Oil Protectionism
1/6/2015 Keystone Fight Is About Much More
12/19/2014 Fix Medicaid's Perverse Funding Formula
12/5/2014 Questioning the Architect of Obamacare Deception
11/13/2014 Obama's Plan to Regulate and Tax the Internet
11/5/2014 First, Kill the Filibuster
10/28/2014 Price Controls Reward Special Interests And Slow Innovation
10/20/2014 A Stark Contrast in Iowa
10/3/2014 Lower Unemployment, No Thanks to Democrats
9/25/2014 Democrats Will Never Fix Obamacare
9/18/2014 Opponents of Internet Regulation Flip the Script
9/9/2014 Democrats to Repeal First Amendment
8/28/2014 Don't Dare Call Them Socialists
8/22/2014 Truly Transcending Obamacare
8/12/2014 A Big New Tax Coming to Your Internet Bill
7/31/2014 Tapes Expose the Truth about Obamacare
7/21/2014 The Biggest Hypocrites in America
7/16/2014 Lois Lerner's Illegal Instant Message Trick
6/23/2014 The Jailbird Architect of Obama's Global Warming Plan
6/6/2014 Senate Still Obsessed with Tax Hikes
6/2/2014 Pollution and the English Language
5/22/2014 Obamacare's Economically Destructive Welfare Expansion
5/11/2014 Neutrality Nuts Won't Be Happy Until Government Controls the Internet
4/29/2014 FCC Cronyism Stiffs Taxpayers and Destroys Jobs
4/18/2014 Time to Get Tough on India Stealing Our Stuff
4/8/2014 Democratic Budget Exposes New Obamacare Lie
4/1/2014 Attacking Cancer Patients Doesn't Fix Obamacare
3/10/2014 Don't Wreck Medicare Part D
2/27/2014 Telecom Act Is Overdue for Rewrite
2/20/2014 Will Democrats Let the IRS Silence Liberal Groups?
2/3/2014 Fight Global Warming: Approve the Pipeline!
1/29/2014 Correct Spelling, Canceled
1/24/2014 Don't Let Insurers Shift Risk to Taxpayers
1/14/2014 Clinton- Appointed Judges Strike Down Illegal Obama Net Neutrality Order
1/2/2014 Make Obamacare Voluntary
12/17/2013 Minimum Wage Hammers Youth
11/27/2013 The Lie Obscured Something Monstrous
11/22/2013 Dems Go Nuclear; Revenge Comes in November
11/8/2013 State Health Care Websites are Failures, Too
11/5/2013 How Many Health Plans are 'Substandard'? Nearly All of Them
10/28/2013 Obama Knows Nothing
10/22/2013 Health Care Law is a Moral Failure
10/8/2013 There's Nothing Wrong With Standing Up For Taxpayers
9/23/2013 Elections have consequences, New Jersey edition
9/5/2013 Repealing the individual mandate is a budget deal winner
8/27/2013 Uncircle the Firing Squad
8/16/2013 India's intellectual property failures demand Obama's attention
8/7/2013 Cory Booker's Record of Economic Failure
7/22/2013 Don't Fall for Health Care Hard Sell
7/15/2013 Reid Goes Nuclear for Union Bosses
7/8/2013 What if Romney Suspended Obamacare?
6/30/2013 Obama's War on Coal Goes to the Senate Floor
6/24/2013 An American Infrastructure Success Story
6/7/2013 Repeal Don't Expand Ethanol Mandate
5/25/2013 IRS Scandal Shows Importance of Privacy Protections
5/16/2013 The Government Can't Be Trusted With Our Health
5/9/2013 Obama Agenda Undermines Medical Innovation
5/3/2013 FCC Must Run Honest Auctions
4/25/2013 Obama's FAA Harm Offensive
4/19/2013 Lobbyists versus Sick People
4/14/2013 NLRB Bill Key Test for the Senate
4/4/2013 Will Senate Democrats Really Cut the Death Tax
3/29/2013 Repeal the Mandate Tax
3/22/2013 Obamacare is Crumbling
3/15/2013 Carbon Tax Fight Looms
3/7/2013 Medicare Needs More Competition Not Less
2/24/2013 Government Spending Hurts People
2/13/2013 What a Difference 50 Years Makes
2/8/2013 End the Bed Tax Scam
1/30/2013 Obama's Act of Constitutional Disobedience
1/24/2013 Dodd-Frank is an Unconstitutional Disaster
1/18/2013 No Budget, No Debt Ceiling Hike
1/10/2013 Googling Cronyism
1/3/2013 The Senate is the Problem
12/21/2012 Back to Plan A
12/3/2012 Obama Offers More of the Wrong Medicine for Medicare
11/20/2012 Googling Obama's Reelection
11/13/2012 If It's 2008 Again, That's OK
10/31/2012 Recession or Real Recovery
10/18/2012 Gas Prices Are Up Because of Obama's Offshore Ban
10/12/2012 The Debate Between Obama's Promises and His Record
9/27/2012 Obama's Tax Hikes Will Make Deficits Worse
9/21/2012 The FCC's Psychology of Abundant Regulation
9/14/2012 Che and the EPA
9/7/2012 Obama Did Let Detroit Go Bankrupt
8/30/2012 Stop Burning Food During a Drought
8/23/2012 Congress Has Real Work to Do in September
8/15/2012 Medicare: Putting Seniors Before Bureaucrats
8/3/2012 A Clear Contrast on Wind Subsidies
7/27/2012 Farming For Food Stamps
7/19/2012 Medicaid Patients Not Uninsured Crowd Emergency Rooms
7/5/2012 IRS Health Care Power Grab Tramples States
6/29/2012 Emotional Roller Coaster on the Supreme Court Steps
6/21/2012 Pipeline Death By a Thousand Studies
6/8/2012 A Senate Referendum on Obama's War on Coal
6/1/2012 ALEC bullying shows what DISCLOSE Act is about
5/25/2012 Obama Should Blame Himself Not The Court
5/17/2012 Phony Student Loan Issue Obscures Real Fight Over Spending
5/11/2012 Obama's Gas-Powered War on Coal

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