Kyle Brosnan serves as Chief Counsel for The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project. Brosnan brings over a decade of congressional oversight and investigatory experience to lead the Oversight Project’s investigations and help Congress conduct vigorous oversight of the Executive Branch.
Prior to joining Heritage, Brosnan served as Chief Counsel on the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations under Ranking Member Ron Johnson (R-WI). At PSI, he served as the top Republican lawyer on the Subcommittee and advised the Subcommittee on investigatory tactics and resolved legal disputes with subjects of investigations. His work was instrumental in advancing bipartisan investigations and advancing Senator Johnson’s oversight goals.
Brosnan served in the Trump Administration in senior roles at the Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security directing the administration’s responses to congressional oversight and investigations. At HHS, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation: Oversight and Investigations where he led the Department’s responses to all congressional oversight matters. He represented the Department in negotiations with Congress on subpoenas, document requests, transcribed interviews, and hearing testimony. He led the Department’s response to all congressional inquiries about COVID-19, spearheading responses to over 5,000 congressional inquiries about the pandemic.
Brosnan also served as an Associate Deputy General Counsel at HHS where he served as the chief legal point of contact for over 40 congressional committee document requests. At DHS, Brosnan served as an Oversight Counsel in the DHS Office of General Counsel and served as the lead headquarters attorney addressing all congressional oversight requests concerning immigration.
Before the Trump administration, Brosnan served as Counsel to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee under Senator Johnson where he led an 18-month investigation into opioid over prescription and whistleblower retaliation at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center and conducted investigations into immigration enforcement, terrorism financing, Obamacare, and public corruption. Brosnan began his career on Capitol Hill as a Legal Fellow at the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations under Senator John McCain (R-AZ).
Brosnan holds a JD and bachelor’s degree in history and political science from The George Washington University. He lives in Maryland with his wife and two children.