Howard’s experience and influence as a seasoned policy professional have landed him on the pages of The National Review and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications. He is the author of numerous articles including “The Citizen Lobbyist”, a handbook for the average concerned citizen to be effective in lobbying Congress or the state legislature, and is author and developer of “The Government Relations Audit.”
In his initial years on Capitol Hill, he was Legislative Assistant to the Ranking Republican on the House Health Subcommittee and Chief of Staff for a member of Congress from Idaho.
He later would go on to serve as Tax Counsel for a Democratic Member of the Senate Finance Committee and as Economic Counsel to Republican Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina. In that post he aided in the passage of the Gold Clause Contract Freedom Act and legislation which established the U.S. Gold Eagle coins and the U.S. Gold Commission.
In addition to engineering numerous legislative successes, he also directed the Presidential Transition Team on Multilateral Financial Institutions for President-Elect Ronald Reagan.
Recent years have seen Howard testify before state legislative committees and regulatory commissions in over twenty states, and represent clients before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Internal Revenue Service and other agencies. In March of 2012, he testified before the House Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands on the controversy over the Dwight Eisenhower Memorial.
He currently serves as the senior Trustee on the American Motorcyclists Association Political Action Committee and is a founding director and past Chairman of the National Civic Art Society. He also is a director of the Committee for Monetary Research and Education, and is a Trustee of the Philadelphia Society. In addition, he is a founding member of the Committee for Western Civilization, a founder of the Motorcyclists Riders Foundation and past Vice-Chairman of the Institute on Religion and Public Policy.
Howard is Co-Chairman of the Churchill Society Cigar Exchange Dinner which hosts dinner colloquies featuring prominent political leaders, authors and academics. Since his time serving as Co-Chairman and host, these annual gatherings have quickly become one of the most sought after invitations in Washington D.C.
He serves on the Board of Advisors of the Columbus Society of Milan, Italy and will present a paper there in May of 2013. In recent years he has spoken on economic growth, monetary policy and Washington politics in Milan, Italy; Buenos Aries, Argentina; Hang Czhou, China; San Jose, Costa Rica; and Recife, Brazil. He has been a participant at the annual Monetary Roundtable hosted by Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell in Sienna, Italy.
He lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.