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Tom Giovanetti

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Tom Giovanetti is president of the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI), a public policy research organization based in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining IPI in 1992, Mr. Giovanetti was a freelance policy writer and the director of product development for a small manufacturing company in Dallas, where he designed several patented products and gained real-world experience in how taxes and regulations affect small business.

Mr. Giovanetti writes for IPI and for other publications on a wide variety of policy topics including tax reform, intellectual property, Social Security personal accounts, communications policy, Internet governance, education reform, the broadband revolution, and out-of-control government spending.  In addition to being published in leading papers including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Investor's Business Daily and The Dallas Morning News, he also appears regularly on a number of radio and television programs.

Mr. Giovanetti represents IPI many national and international organizations, including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), where IPI is an accredited NGO. IPI was also accredited as an observer organization with the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), where he argued against UN involvement with Internet governance, and with the UN's Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Mr. Giovanetti also participated during meetings of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Intergovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property, and represents IPI as a stakeholder during trade agreement negotiations such as the current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

In addition to his writing and speaking, Mr. Giovanetti also testifies before state and federal legislative committees on a variety of topics, and is primarily responsible for fundraising and development for the Institute for Policy Innovation.

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June 28, 2017

Deducting Taxes from Taxes


Through the federal tax code, we encourage higher state taxes by allowing the deductibility of state taxes from federal income taxes.

June 21, 2017

The Wrong Approach to the Border Adjusted Tax


The border adjusted tax should be evaluated based on its merits and effects, not simply as a pay-for. And if Congress rejects the border adjusted tax, it’s fine to go with tax cuts that are not revenue neutral.

June 20, 2017

Three Basic Tax Changes Paul Ryan Must Achieve


As House Speaker Paul Ryan works to save tax reform, he must focus on attaining at least three basic tax changes to jumpstart the U.S. economy.

June 16, 2017

IPI Applauds GOP For Rejecting Bill Preempting State Malpractice Authority


“As supporters of limited government and the wide berth given to states by the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, we applaud Republicans in Congress for listening to our concerns regarding this bill and therefore pulling this legislation out of respect to the Constitution," said Tom Giovanetti.

June 16, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Vishal Amin


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

Vishal Amin has been unanimously approved as White House intellectual property enforcement coordinator (IPEC) by the Senate judiciary committee. IPI welcomed Amin’s confirmation and thanked the Trump administration and Senate judiciary committee for moving the nomination.

June 15, 2017

IPI Congratulates Vishal Amin on IPEC Nomination


IPI congratulates Vishal Amin on his nomination by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to be the next U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, and urges the Senate to swiftly approve Amin’s nomination.

June 13, 2017

Tort Reform or Constitutional Malpractice?


In attempting to rein in health care costs, Rep. Steve King would impose a federal, top-down pre-emption upon the states, which is a violation of federalism and another example of the over-federalization of law and justice.

June 12, 2017

Coalition Letter Opposing the 'Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017'


Coalition letter expressing opposition to H.R.1215, which advances ‘federalization’ of state tort law. This bill is contrary to constitutional principles and represents an undue restriction on freedom. 

June 9, 2017

Coalition Letter Regarding the Family Movie Act and VidAngel


It is ironic that a company purporting to champion family values instead operates in violation of the Ten Commandments: Thou Shalt Not Steal.

June 1, 2017

A World Without the CBO


According to Director Mick Mulvaney, “The day of the CBO has probably come and gone.” We couldn't agree more.

 

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