Alex Tausanovitch

Director, Campaign Finance and Electoral Reform

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Alex Tausanovitch is the director of campaign finance and electoral reform on the Democracy and Government Reform team at American Progress. He previously served for four years as counsel to commissioners on the Federal Election Commission, including for three previous chairs of the commission, and has published papers on lobbying and campaign finance. Before joining American Progress, Tausanovitch worked at the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid, where he helped establish a program to provide student loan relief to borrowers who were subject to unlawful deception by their schools. Tausanovitch has also served as a law clerk in the Office of White House Counsel and as the voter protection director for a U.S. Senate campaign.

Tausanovitch is a graduate of American University and received his J.D. from Yale Law School. As an undergraduate, he studied abroad in Egypt, Lebanon, and South Africa.

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How an Incomplete Census Hurts Texans Fact Sheet
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Monster storm Harvey made landfall again Wednesday in Louisiana, evoking painful memories of Hurricane Katrina's deadly strike 12 years ago, as time was running out in Texas to find survivors in the raging floodwaters. / AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)

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Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Texas could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

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The Impact of the Filibuster on Federal Policymaking Report
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The Impact of the Filibuster on Federal Policymaking

This report looks at the impact of the filibuster on legislative policymaking, describing how the filibuster came to be; its increased use; the disproportionate power it provides to a small segment of society; and what legislative priorities it has been used to derail.

Alex Tausanovitch, Sam Berger

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