AUSTIN –The Texas Public Policy Foundation today announced Chip Roy as the Director of the Center for Tenth Amendment Action (CTAA). Mr. Roy is an accomplished attorney and public servant whose former positions include first assistant attorney general of Texas, chief of staff to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, and senior advisor to both U.S. Senator John Cornyn and former Texas Governor Rick Perry.

            U.S. Senator Ted Cruz said, “Chip is a fearless and committed champion for the values that keep Texas strong, free, and safe. I congratulate both him for his new role, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation for securing such an accomplished and principled individual as Chip to serve as Director of their 10th Amendment Center. As one who had the honor of helping launch that center, it is critical to have someone lead the effort who possesses both a strong knowledge of the Constitution and an acute awareness of how the federal government steps beyond its limits on a daily basis."

            “We are thrilled to have Mr. Roy join the Texas Public Policy Foundation after so many years as a distinguished ally and fast friend,” said Brooke Rollins, President and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “His keen legal mind and engagement with grassroots efforts to restore America’s Constitutional heritage well equip him to mount a skillful and assertive campaign to protect states’ sovereignty against federal overreach.”

            “We are privileged to have someone of Mr. Roy’s distinction join the fight to restore state sovereignty under the Constitution in Texas and across the nation,” said Kevin Roberts, Executive Vice President of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, “His experience in state and federal government, and his personal commitment to Constitutional fidelity, make him uniquely well-equipped to lead the effort to ensure the promises of liberty, individual rights, and due process for all Americans in the face of an aggressively expanding federal government.”

            "I am honored to join the Texas Public Policy Foundation to advance the cause of limited, constitutional government,” said Roy. “The Tenth Amendment stands for the simple but powerful notion that it is we, the people, who get to decide how we live and that the powers granted to the federal government were—and ought to be – purposefully limited. The talented team at TPPF has a proven track record of success in defending liberty and free enterprise—and I look forward to working side-by-side with them."

            The Texas Public Policy Foundation was the first state-based think tank with a policy center dedicated to research on the constitutional balance between the states and the federal government. With the guidance of former Senior Fellow and current U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, the Foundation developed an “Agenda for State Action” and founded the Center for Tenth Amendment Action.

Brooke L. Rollins is President and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. 

Kevin Roberts, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Registration for the 2017 Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature is now open to media and the public! 

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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