Dan Kowalski

Senior Federal Budget Fellow
Areas of expertise

Dan Kowalski formerly served Governor Glenn Youngkin of Virginia as a Special Advisor to the Secretary of Finance where he advised the Governor on budget and tax matters and implemented a monthly management review process to provide timely financial information necessary for well-informed public policy decisions.

Prior to joining the Youngkin Administration, Dan was Counselor to the Secretary at the US Treasury Department. In this role, he advised Secretary Steven Mnuchin regarding Treasury’s efforts to drive the Trump Administration’s domestic policy agenda. His areas of focus were budget and fiscal policy; health, education, and welfare policy; tax policy; and infrastructure policy. At Treasury, he was a recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest Treasury honor for employees whose performance and leadership demonstrate extraordinary standards of dedication to public service and the Treasury Department.

Before Treasury, Kowalski worked on Capitol Hill as Deputy Staff Director of the Republican staff of the Senate Budget Committee. He also served as the Director of Budget Review for the Republican staff of the House Budget Committee. 

In state government, Dan worked as Director of the Legislative Budget Office for the Missouri General Assembly, and as the senior individual income tax analyst with the Republican staff of the Finance Committee for the New York State Senate.

Mr. Kowalski earned a Master of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland.

Filter posts:

Biden’s Higher Prices and Low Wage Growth Hammer Working Families

Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for April, released today, reveal that overall prices have increased by 19.9 percent since January 2021. That’s an annualized inflation rate of 5.7 percent. In contrast, over the four-year period from January 2017 to January 2021, the CPI
increased by 7.7 percent, or an annual increase of 1.9 percent.