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Mario Loyola

Chief Counsel
Texas Public Policy Foundation

Mario Loyola is Chief Counsel to the Texas Public Policy Foundation, responsible for overseeing TPPF's work in areas related to constitutional law and federalism, including constitutional litigation. Mario Loyola joined the Foundation in July 2010 as founding director of the Center for Tenth Amendment Action, focusing on energy and environment, healthcare, and other federalism issues. Mario began his career in corporate law. Since 2003, he has focused on public policy, dividing his time between government service and research and writing at prominent policy institutes. He served in the Pentagon as a special assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and on Capitol Hill as counsel for foreign and defense affairs to the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee. 

Mario is a regular contributor to National Review and National Public Radio, and has written extensively for national and international publications, including op-eds in The Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on Fox News, CNN, BBC Television, and more. Together with Prof. Richard A. Epstein, Mario wrote three amicus briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court in the Obamacare case, NFIB v. Sebelius.

Mario received a B.A. in European history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. from Washington University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in New York State, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.