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Mar 28

Deleting Obama's Climate Legacy

President Trump's executive order will curb the federal government's enforcement of climate regulations and place American jobs above climate change. Heritage expert Nick Loris claims this is a welcome step in restoring authority to the people’s elected officials and emphasizes that Trump is taking the necessary steps to reverse the Obama Administration’s "war on coal."

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Mar 28

Heritage Budget Shows Path to Balance

With the national debt quickly approaching $20 trillion, we are in desperate need of government reforms. Heritage's Blueprint for Balance provides detailed budgetary recommendations to strengthen America’s economy, society, and defense. If implemented, it would balance the budget in 7 years and reduce federal spending by $10 trillion over 10 years. 

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Mar 27

Sessions Cracks Down on Sanctuary Cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Department of Justice will withhold grants to state and local governments who provide sanctuary to illegal aliens. Heritage expert, Hans von Spakovsky writes that "Sanctuary policies are meant to be 'humane.' But they create safe spaces for dangerous criminals who should be deported, not protected by big city mayors. The federal government should crack down on cities that violate federal immigration law."

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Mar 24

DeMint on Canceled AHCA Vote

“As a broad spectrum of conservative policy experts have been explaining for weeks, the House health care bill was a perfect marriage of bad policy, bad process and bad politics. Since the day it was introduced, this was presented as a false choice of this bill or nothing, and that strategy was proven very wrong..." said Heritage President Jim DeMint following the canceled vote for the American Health Care Act.

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Mar 24

Broad Conservative Criticism Mounts Against GOP Health Bill

As lawmakers furiously debate the American Health Care Act, a growing number of health policy experts and other conservatives are sounding their concerns with the policies and passage process for the House GOP health bill. Key among those concerns is that the bill leaves too much of Obamacare in place, primarily the regulations and mandates that imposed news rules on health insurance markets...

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Mar 24

Gorsuch Completes Senate Hearing

Judge Neil Gorsuch began his road to confirmation this week. He was subjected to hours of questioning and testimony before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. "Judge Gorsuch showed why he will make an excellent Supreme Court justice,” said Elizabeth Slattery, a legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation. The committee expects a vote on Monday, April 3.