WASHINGTON – Today, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) welcomed Matthew Clark to its staff. Clark will serve as Federal Affairs Manager, working primarily on territorial taxation, but will also lobby on the issues of bankruptcy reform, defense, environmental regulations, judiciary nominations, education reform and school choice, and tort reform.

Clark, a native of Arizona, previously worked as a legislative assistant for Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), where he worked on immigration, transportation, small business and foreign policy issues. Previously, he worked for the Arizona Republican Party during the 2000 election cycle. He is an alumni of Arizona State University, in Phoenix.

"Matt Clark brings valuable Hill experience to our staff, not only in domestic policy issues, but in foreign policy issues as well," said taxpayer advocate Grover Norquist, who is President of ATR in Washington. "As the world becomes increasingly connected through transportation and telecommunications, tax laws are becoming increasingly complex – while from a business and enterprise standpoint, the opposite should be occurring, which is what ATR continually strives for. Globalization should trend toward limited government and away from bureaucratic technocracy, and Matt Clark will be aiding that cause," he continued.

Clark replaces Robert Funk, who left ATR to return to his native Texas late last year.