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FACTSHEET: Andrew Langer

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President of IFL since 2008
Spokesman for Consumer Alliance for Global Prosperity

Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) - Associate Director of Development 1999-2005 The National Federation of Independent Business - Director of Regulatory Affairs

Langer is a Tea Party activist and has organized several Tea Party events. He was involved in fighting healthcare reform while president of IFL.

BA in International Relations, College of William and Mary in Virginia, Masters in Public Administration, Troy State University.

QUOTES

“For a paid operative of the Maryland Democratic Party to show up to disrupt a local non-partisan event is just stunning. It demonstrates that they feel so threatened by the very real popular discontent that they’re more than willing to have their paid employees invent groups in order to maintain their hold on power.”
Source: Andrew Langer Pajamas Media

KEY DEEDS

Andrew Langer is the spokesman for the Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity, a group that attacks environmental organizations that fight rainforest destruction in Indonesia. This group was exposed as a front for indonesian paper interests in a New York Times article by Mike MCcntire.
Source: New York Times "Odd Alliance: Business Lobby and Tea Party". Mike Mcintire, March 30, 2011

DEEDS

Langer and the Institute for Liberty were mentioned in a Washington Post article as a group that recieves a large amount of funding from undisclosed donors to fight healthcare reform.
Source: Washington Post "How interest groups behind health-care legislation are financed is often unclear"

Langer has been active in fighting climate change legislation. He and well known climate Denier Chris Horner led a group of young conservatives in a demonstration against action on global warming on Earth Day, 2009
Source: Institute For Liberty

ORGANIZATIONS

Institute For Liberty
Source: Institute For Liberty

Competitive Enterprise Institute
Source: Institute For Liberty

Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity
Source: CAGP

SOURCES

Institute For Liberty
website
http://www.instituteforliberty.org

CAGP
http://consumerprosperity.com/

New York Times "Odd Alliance: Business Lobby and Tea Party". Mike Mcintire, March 30, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/31/us/politics/31liberty.html?ref=mikemcintire

Washington Post "How interest groups behind health-care legislation are financed is often unclear"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/06/AR2010010605160.html?hpid=topnews

Andrew Langer Pajamas Media
http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/the-battle-for-america-2010-in-maryland-is-the-left-emboldened-or-afraid/2/