Clint V. Brown

Legal Policy Director DC

As Pacific Legal Foundation’s Legal Policy Director, Clint leads the legal policy team that engages with policy makers in the political branches at the state and federal level to advance PLF’s mission of constitutionally limited government and individual liberty.

Immediately before joining PLF, Clint served as Policy Director to the United States Senate Steering Committee, a caucus of liberty-minded Senators, under the leadership of Senator Mike Lee. In that role, he used his knowledge of legislative procedure and strategy to advise senators on how to achieve liberty-oriented outcomes. He coordinated strategy with allies in both chambers of Congress and at the highest levels in federal agencies and at the White House.

Clint was a counsel on the Senate Budget Committee before joining the Senate Steering Committee. At the Senate Budget Committee, he planned committee hearings, drafted legislation, and advised Chairman Mike Enzi on various aspects of the federal budget. He helped the Senate develop and pass two budget resolutions and advised on efforts to repeal Obamacare through the arcane budget reconciliation process.

Clint started his career in the Senate working on legal and fiscal issues for then Senator Jeff Sessions, his home-state senator. Clint is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was selected to participate in a semester-long Federal Legislative and Political Program, and for which he now serves on the advisory board. He completed his undergraduate studies at Auburn University, and his college football loyalties remain with Auburn.

Clint and his wife Laura live on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with their son Hudson James and their dog Maggie. Although his favorite endeavor is fighting tyranny, Clint also enjoys traveling, spending time in the great outdoors, and exploring new cities.


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July 16, 2019

The Hill: The buck stops here: How to restore accountability to the federal regulatory system

On President Harry Truman's desk in the Oval Office sat a sign that read, famously, "The buck stops here." That four-word motto clearly articulated the fundamental principle of accountability — Truman understood that when it came time to make a decision, it was his responsibility, and he would answer for the consequences. Most of us ...

May 22, 2019

Issues & Insights: Deep State Exposed: Investigation Finds Thousands of Regulations Issued By Career Bureaucrats In Violation of the Constitution

Is the U.S. government under the control of a shadowy group of insiders, unseen by the public and unaccountable to voters? A newly published report suggests the answer is "yes." But lay aside the elaborate conspiracy theories about Russian infiltration. This insidious threat is far more mundane, stemming from bureaucrats who have hijacked the regul ...

May 09, 2019

PLF’s new report attracts the attention of a powerful senator

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is one of the stalwarts in Congress leading the charge against the administrative state's unconstitutional practices. So we are delighted with his leadership in investigating a serious problem we first identified and have recently quantified. Last year, Pacific Legal Foundation discovered that career bureaucrats in the FD ...