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Policy Analyst

Michael J. Lambert is a policy analyst with Americans for Prosperity at its headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, where he focuses on government spending, corporate welfare and cronyism, budget reform, and taxes. In this capacity, he collaborates with partners at the federal and state levels in pursuing lasting reforms that promote fiscal responsibility and equal economic opportunity. His policy analyses have appeared in The Hill and Real Clear Markets, and he frequently appears on both national and local radio.

Prior to arriving at Americans for Prosperity, Lambert was on the legislative staff of the office of Congressman Ed Whitfield where he handled a portfolio that included taxes, trade, financial services, agriculture, housing, and oversight. There, he advised on legislation, worked with coalition partners, and prepared the congressman for policy debates and meetings. He also held internships in the offices of Senator Mitch McConnell and Congressman Steve Scalise.


Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Lambert received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville and holds a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. He is also an alumnus of both the Charles Koch Associate and Internship Programs. In addition to his public policy pursuits, Lambert is a classically trained violinist, having performed throughout the United States and Europe.


He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia, and can be followed on Twitter at @rackoflambert.


By Michael Lambert