Robert Romano

Robert Romano is the Vice President of Public Policy at Americans for Limited Government and can be reached at He grew up in a suburban Long Island township. He studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stony Brook University with the Class of 2008. In his free time, he composes music on piano, paints oil on canvas, and writes fiction.

Robert lives in Virginia, is married and is a father of two.

Robert Romano

Chuck Grassley’s courage in 2018 ended Obama era FISA abuse and held the line on Kavanaugh

By Robert Romano Americans for Limited Government has presented Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) with the annual Senator of the Year award for his “extraordinary courage in defense of liberty.” It was Grassley’s determination in exposing abuse by the FBI in obtaining Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) […]


Family (and country) first, not party first

By Robert Romano A poll by Axios and SurveyMonkey found 61 percent of Democrats believe Republicans are racist, sexist and bigoted, and 31 percent of Republicans think the same thing about Democrats. 54 percent of Democrats find Republicans to be ignorant, 49 percent of Republicans believe the same about Democrats. 44 percent of […]


Matthew Whitaker was legally appointed acting Attorney General by President Trump

By Robert Romano The state of Maryland has asked a federal judge to block acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker from performing his duties, arguing that the law somehow prevents President Donald Trump or any president from appointing an acting Attorney General on the basis that the Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 […]


Taxpayers will get a better deal on multiemployer pensions now than in 2019 when Nancy Pelosi is House Speaker

By Robert Romano The Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Plans is set to deliver its recommendations to Congress by Nov. 30 on how to address 114 of the nation’s 1,400 multiemployer pension plans covering 1.3 million workers being underfunded by $36.4 billion . Of the $36.4 billion in unfunded liabilities, half of it or $17.2 billion is for […]


The Art of the Veto

By Robert Romano By last count, Republicans lost at least 32 seats in the House in the midterm elections , and U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is once again poised to be elected House Speaker. This means all legislation will now have to be worked out between a Democratic House and a Republican Senate led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch […]


Presidents get to choose their Attorneys General (and FBI Directors)

By Robert Romano One of the most unprecedented parts of the election of President Donald Trump in 2016 was the fact that prior to the election, the Trump campaign — the opposition party — was under active investigation by the Obama administration for being Russian agents. Falsely, […]


There was no suburban female GOP problem in the 2018 midterms

By Robert Romano One conventional wisdom headed into the 2018 midterms was that Republicans would have a very poor night and lose races they might otherwise win because females, specifically, suburban Republican females, were abandoning President Donald Trump and down ballot candidates. There was only one problem. […]


Trump well-positioned for 2020 with big wins in the Senate plus gubernatorial wins in Fla., Ohio, Iowa and N.H.

By Robert Romano With Republican gubernatorial wins in Florida, Ohio, New Hampshire and Iowa plus President Donald Trump helping Senate Republican score major pickups in Florida, Missouri, Indiana, and North Dakota, the race for 2020 is on — and Trump might have an edge. Montana and Arizona […]


Blue Wave? The House could be much closer than anyone is predicting.

By Robert Romano Headed into the Tuesday, Nov. 6 midterm elections and two bits of conventional wisdom are taking root: 1) Democrats will pick up many seats in the House and as a result claim a majority; and 2) Republicans will pick up some seats in the […]


A vote for the House GOP is a vote for Devin Nunes to get to the bottom of the 2016 Obama spying scandal against the Trump campaign

By Robert Romano How does U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) chairing the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence sound to you? Besides being a recipe for more witch hunts to find fake Russian connections to President Donald Trump, that is? And to end any inquiry into the […]


Democrats have forgotten that winning elections and majorities requires addition, not subtraction

By Robert Romano Say what you will about President Donald Trump, but at least he knew how to draw a map, specifically, a map of the Electoral College in 2016 that won him the election. Trump campaigned heavily across the country in swing states like Florida, North […]


Forget the blue wave, Nov. 6 could be the closest race for the House ever

By Robert Romano Don’t look now, but the 2018 race for the House of Representatives could be one of the closest in U.S. electoral history. Currently, the House is broken down 235 to 193 with 7 empty seats. As of this writing, the Real Clear Politics average of polls in the House predicts Democrats […]


Why should Republicans ever vote for Democrats who think they are Nazis?

By Robert Romano Don’t Democrats need at least a few Republicans to vote for them in order to win elections? You wouldn’t know it based on some of their reactions to the tragic mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that claimed 11 lives on Oct. 27. What […]


Political violence is always wrong no matter which party it comes from

By Robert Romano I’d like to make a non-political statement about political violence. Last year a Congressional Republican baseball practice was shot to pieces and U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was lucky to survive. It was a left-wing nut. This year it was a right-wing nut who […]


Fix the Land and Water Conservation Fund or don’t renew it to just do more federal land grabs

By Robert Romano The Land and Water Conservation Fund was enacted in 1965, according to the act, to “provid[e] funds for and authorizing Federal assistance to the States in planning, acquisition, and development of needed land and water areas and facilities and … providing funds for the […]

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