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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.

Follow Tom on Twitter at @tgiovanetti

JUNE 8, 2017

Texas Legislature Special Session and Texting-While-Driving Ban (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Mark Davis of 660 AM – The Answer, IPI president Tom Giovanetti offers his take on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the U.S. Senate, the policy priorities for the Texas legislature’s special session, and Gov. Abbott’s signing of a controversial texting while driving ban. 

JUNE 5, 2017

No Better Time Than Now To Ax The CBO (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WAVA's Don Kroah, Tom Giovanetti says while Republicans control Congress and the White House, they should be making strides toward structural changes that will last for decades, and the Congressional Budget Office is a prime candidate for the chopping block. “The CBO makes it very difficult for Congress to cut taxes, and it does a terrible job of estimates, but we’re stuck with them,” he said. 

MAY 25, 2017

Giovanetti Scores Texas's 85th Legislature (Audio: Interview)


As the Texas legislative session begins wrapping up, Tom Giovanetti joins 660 AM – The Answer’s Mark Davis to give legislators a scorecard on how well they did advancing a free market agenda in the Lone Star State. 

MAY 19, 2017

FCC Votes to Return to Light-Touch Internet Regulatory Approach (Audio: Internet)


Tom Giovanetti joins Genesis Communications Network's Mike Siegel to discuss the FCC's vote to reverse course on heavy-handed, Obama-era internet regulations and return to the pro-growth, light-touch regulatory approach that originally allowed the internet to wildly flourish. 

MAY 8, 2017

Healthcare Reform, Omnibus, Title II Reversal & More (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins "America Can We Talk?" to discuss the FCC's upcoming rollback of the Obama-era's onerous Title II internet regulations, the Republican health care reform deal, and the recently passed omnibus spending bill. 

APRIL 27, 2017

Renegotiating NAFTA? (Audio: Interview)


On 660 AM- The Answer, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses with Mark Davis the willingness of President Trump to either renegotiate or ultimately pull out of NAFTA, and what surprising effects such a move would have on U.S. trade. 

APRIL 20, 2017

HB 2899 Limits Municipal Overreach Into Bathrooms (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti tells the WBAP Morning News that the best solution to the transgender bathroom controversy is to limit rather than expand government power. This is the approach taken by HB 2899, which limits municipal overreach and allows transgendered persons to freely choose whatever restroom they feel is appropriate for them. 

MARCH 29, 2017

FATCA Must Go (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti discusses on WAVA's The Don Kroah Show how the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Obama-era legislation purporting to catch rich tax cheats hiding their wealth overseas, has harmed Americans living overseas by demanding reams of private financial data without the need for a warrant or a showing of probable cause, and cutting access to their banking and investment accounts. 

MARCH 23, 2017

A "Bathroom Bill" Alternative? (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins Genesis Communications Network syndicated host Mike Siegel to discuss a range of topics, including immigration reform, civil liberties and the so-called "bathroom bill" legislative efforts, healthcare reform and more. 

MARCH 10, 2017

IPI Podcast: The Republican Obamacare Repeal Plan


Tom Giovanetti and Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss the elements of the Republican replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, pointing out several problems in the plan which will make it unlikely to lower health insurance costs. 

MARCH 3, 2017

Why Congress Should Act on Email Privacy (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti says passing the Email Privacy Act would not only correct a glaring, 30-year-old mistake by protecting the privacy of digital data, but also help Congress and President Trump get off to a positive, bipartisan start.

FEBRUARY 28, 2017

A Look Back at CPAC 2017 (Audio: Interview)


IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis to recap and discuss the highlights of CPAC 2017. 

FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Why Are Republicans Failing to Repeal Obamacare?


Why aren't Republicans keeping their deadline promises to repeal Obamacare? In this week's podcast, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews and Tom Giovanetti discuss the problems plaguing the GOP in their effort to repeal the ACA and what their replacement plan should look like.

JANUARY 31, 2017

Trump Executive Order Includes Biometric Entry/Exit (Audio: interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins WWNC's Pete Kaliner to discuss a measure included in the president's recent executive order that was proposed by IPI: biometric entry/exit for immigrants.  

JANUARY 19, 2017

Policy Priorities for Trump's First 100 Days (Audio: Podcast)


IPI president Tom Giovanetti and resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss what could happen in the Trump administration's first 100 days, with a special look at the policy priorities for repealing and replacing Obamacare, tax reform, and immigration. 

 

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