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Mattie Duppler

Visiting Fellow

Mattie Duppler is the Founder and President of Forward Strategies, a strategic consulting firm. She serves as the Senior Fellow for Fiscal Policy at the National Taxpayers Union, a nonpartisan advocacy group focused on budget and tax issues. She is a Visiting Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and sits on the board of the Center for a Free Economy.

Mattie’s analysis of budget issues is considered influential in federal lawmaking. She has considerable experience building cross-disciplinary coalitions, to significant success.

As the former Coalitions Director for the House Republican Conference, Mattie is a skilled relationship builder. Serving in that role until 2016, she focused on modernizing partnerships between the hill and third party allies.  Her work centered on developing and elevating the Conference Chair’s message to impact new, diverse audiences.

Prior to her role at the House Republican Conference, Mattie served as the Director of Budget and Regulatory Policy at Americans. She also served as the Executive Director of ATR’s Cost of Government Center, which focuses on reducing government spending and fighting excessive regulation. Through coalition management, incisive analysis and an enhanced communications strategy, Mattie expanded Americans for Tax Reform’s focus and influence in a variety of critical policy areas.

A highly skilled communicator, Mattie has been a frequent panelist and featured speaker at events nationwide. She is a regular commentator on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNN, MSNBC and has been a recurrent guest on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Mattie increased Americans for Tax Reform’s earned media exposure by over 100 percent, helping the firm reach diverse, new audiences.

Mattie's work has been featured and cited in a variety of notable outlets, including Forbes, POLITICO, NPR, National Review, The Hill, Roll Call, The Washington Examiner, The Federalist, PBS and BBC.

She has received recognition as a leader in her field, being named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2015 and the Red Alert Politics Thirty Under Thirty list in 2014.

A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Mattie earned bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Philosophy, accelerating her coursework to graduate with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008.

Recent Articles:

Is China Losing Ground in Trade Negotiations? • Making Money with Charles Payne
August 17 2018

Correlation between Mexico and Chinese Negotiations • Making Money with Charles Payne
August 9 2018

Tariffs Adding Pressure to China and U.S. Midterms • Closing Bell
August 3 2018

Dems Didn't Vote for Tax Cuts Because They Want to Spend it Themselves • Your World with Neil Cavuto
July 30 2018

Pessimism about the economy stems from politics, not reality • The Evening Edit
July 27 2018

When it comes to trade, the best policy is zero tariffs • Making Money with Charles Payne
July 25 2018

Consumers Will Feel the Impact of Confusing Trade Relations • Closing Bell
July 20 2018

We need to import business, investors, and income to the U.S. • Making Money with Charles Payne
July 11 2018

There is NEVER a good time to start a trade war • Closing Bell
July 6 2018

There is no better jobs policy, than a robust economy • Your World with Neil Cavuto
July 3 2018

Trump administration needs to reassess their trade goals • Making Money with Charles Payne
June 25 2018

What is the objective with these trade policies? • Your World With Neil Cavuto
June 25 2018

Supreme Court Gives Power to Borderless Bureaucrats • Closing Bell
June 21 2018

Media must be living in a different economy than the rest of us • Making Money with Charles Payne
June 18 2018

American People Feel the Economy Improving, Powell is Right • Making Money with Charles Payne
June 13 2018

Small business numbers are great, and they will be here to stay • Making Money with Charles Payne
June 5 2018

Tariffs Decrease Our Chances of Sharing Great American Goods • Making Money with Charles Payne
May 31 2018

What Are the Long Term Trade Goals for the Trump Administration? • Coast to Coast
May 30 2018

Missing the Bigger Picture: Stock Market Rebounds • Happening Now
May 30 2018

Uncertainty in the Economy Could Be Just as Damaging as Tariffs • Making Money with Charles Payne
May 21 2018

Trump Needs to Stay Focused During Chinese Negotiations • Making Money with Charles Payne
May 14 2018

Feeling Optimistic About Jobs in America • Making Money with Charles Payne
May 4 2018

Tax Cut Benefits Will Continue to Grow • Making Money with Charles Payne
April 25 2018

Confirming Cabinet Positions Should Be Straight Forward • Your World With Neil Cavuto
April 25 2018

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