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Mario Loyola

Senior Fellow
Texas Public Policy Foundation

Mario Loyola is a Senior Fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. 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. He 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. 

Loyola 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, Loyola wrote three amicus briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court in the Obamacare case, NFIB v. Sebelius.

Loyola 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.