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

Attorney General nominee William Barr must demand to know how the Russia collusion probe into Trump got started

By Robert Romano “[I]t’s strange to have a counter intelligence investigation of a President but I’m not — I just don’t know what the predicate is and if I’m confirmed I assume I’ll find out.” That was Attorney General nominee William Barr’s answer to a question from Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) […]


Congress agrees almost unanimously to pay furloughed federal workers after government shutdowns end

By Robert Romano Getting the southern border wall approved by Congress may have just gotten slightly harder from a negotiating standpoint. On Jan. 10, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation with no roll call , S. 24 , that guarantees that all furloughed, “non-essential” federal employees will ultimately be paid after partial government […]


Pelosi and Schumer put public employee salaries over human lives lost at the border by opposing the wall

By Robert Romano In his national address on Jan. 8 , President Donald Trump made the case that the cost of not building the southern border wall will be the human lives lost by not stemming the flow of illegal immigration and the crime that is brought as a result. “In the last two […]


Trump declaring national emergency on border is no replacement for Congress funding the wall

By Robert Romano “I think we might work a deal and if we don’t, I may go that route. I have the absolute right to do [a] national emergency if I want.” That was President Donald Trump’s response to a reporter asking why he has not declared a national emergency at […]


Don’t flinch on China and the trade deficit, Mr. President

By Robert Romano Good news from the trade war front. As high-level talks continue between U.S. and Chinese trade officials, on Jan. 8, President Donald Trump tweeted , “Talks with China are going very well!” Similarly, a Chinese official told the Wall Street Journal that the talks have been “constructive.” Certainly, that’s news I think everyone […]


Medicare prescription drug price controls will produce unintended consequences for everyone else

By Robert Romano The Trump administration is pursuing a plan to control prescription drug prices under Medicare via what can only be called price controls. In October, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a plan for an “international pricing index” that would determine how much Medicare pays […]


Why do Democrats want to impeach Trump? Don’t they think they can beat him in 2020?

  By Robert Romano “We’re going to impeach the mother-f**ker!” That was newly elected U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) speaking to her supporters on Jan. 3 after being sworn into Congress , laying out for them what the rest of the country already knows. The new Democrat-controlled House of Representatives under Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is going to waste […]


Pelosi and Schumer side with illegal aliens over 38.6 million food stamp recipients to block the wall

By Robert Romano At the end of the month, food stamp benefits will run out for 38.6 million recipients on account of the partial government shutdown. Right now, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program is being funded with previously appropriated dollars, but in February that will change as […]


Romney unintentionally reminds everyone why Trump was elected in the first place

By Robert Romano If Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is not running for President in 2020, his oped in the Washington Post was certainly a trial balloon to test the waters. In it, he says that President Donald Trump “has not risen to the mantle of the office.” Mostly, Romney’s evaluation of Trump […]


Trump gets the wall—if the GOP sticks together

By Robert Romano Tomorrow, on Jan. 3, the new Congress will be sworn in — and that’s when the government shutdown is bound to get really interesting. Lacking a majority in the House, with Nancy Pelosi now returning as Speaker, Republicans will be unable to block a […]


How Trump can get the wall with the pocket veto

By Robert Romano President Donald Trump is threatening to not sign the government spending bill if it does not include $5 billion for the southern border wall. Upon signing the farm bill, the President made a brief statement about the wall, saying , “I’ve made my position very clear: Any measure that funds the government must include […]


Congress cares more about securing Syria than securing the southern border

  By Robert Romano Congress apparently cares more about securing Syria than securing the U.S. southern border by building the wall. That’s about all that can be taken away from some of the Congressional outcry against President Donald Trump who has announced the U.S. will be withdrawing troops from Syria — something Congress never authorized in […]


Art of the Veto: How President Trump can force a vote on the wall

By Robert Romano Click here to urge Congress to build the wall! There won’t be any vote on wall funding this year or any year at the rate we’re going — because nobody in Congressional leadership is apparently willing to stick it in a bill and simply vote on it. Even to defeat it. Until the […]


The end of QE? What has the Fed been waiting for?

By Robert Romano The Federal Reserve has dumped an eye-popping $343 billion of U.S. treasuries and mortgage-backed securities since it began its policy normalization program in Sept. 2017 . $116 billion of that, or more than a third, has been since Sept. 2018 as the nation’s central bank has begun to accelerate its program. At the same time, the Fed […]


As FBI misconduct against Flynn revealed, Mueller ‘obstruction’ probe evaporates

By Robert Romano The FBI set former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn up. That is about all we can make of the latest revelation that the FBI made serious breaches of protocol when it set up the Jan. 24, 2017 meeting with Flynn to ask him about his Dec. 2016 conversations with Russian ambassador […]

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