Functional Government Initiative


Building a Better Future for All Americans

Abuse of Government

Why do actions of the federal government exhibit so much dysfunction, often by default?


What is being done by the government to address skyrocketing prices?


How are government actions affecting access to reliable, domestic sources of energy?


Will infrastructure spending lead to economic growth?

Supply Chain

How is the federal government responding to the
supply chain crisis?


What can we learn from the government’s pandemic response?

May 17, 2024

(Washington, DC) – Anyone interested in the mechanical workings of the federal government’s revolving door with activist groups should note information The Functional Government Initiative (FGI) has uncovered from documents obtained from the Food and Drug Administration via FOIA request.

On August 15, 2023, the anti-tobacco group Truth Initiative announced that Kathy Crosby had been named CEO. Ms. Crosby was at the time Director of the Office of Health Communication and Education at the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). While in that job, she was communicating with people on staff at her new employer both before and after the announcement. It’s not her first trip through the revolving door, as Crosby did work for the Trust Initiative in a previous job before her time at CTP.

By Kevin Killough (Just The News)

May 3, 2024

Deb Haaland Thursday on allegations that her department allows environmental groups inappropriate levels of influence over policies.

Haaland had come to testify at a fiscal year 2025 budget request hearing of the Senate Natural Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

In the course of the tense exchange, Hawley asked Haaland about the Wilderness Society, which he said was a “left-wing environmentalist pressure group” funded in large part by Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss, “who has routed his money through all manner of dark money groups.”

Our Principles

We need a government that works for the people, not special interests. One that assists entrepreneurs and small businesses rather than erecting new barriers to success. We need a functional government that advances the following principles:

Thriving Economy
Americans need an economy that works for everyone and allows us to face any challenge that comes our way, whether it is the next pandemic, a changing climate, or an aging population.
Healthy America
The pandemic hit our country hard and reminded us of the importance of a social safety net and healthy population. The government must not overpromise and underdeliver, allowing special interests to benefit from less competition and a more dependent population.
Strong and Equitable Workforce
By expanding opportunities for meaningful work, we can give people purpose, increase productivity, and lay the foundation for a more inclusive, equitable workforce.
Safe and Clean Environment
Important American values such as reducing harmful emissions and promoting clean water hinge on a strong economy and human ingenuity.
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