House Passes GOP Tax Cuts
“The tax bill passed by the House will provide significant tax relief for many American families–it's pro-worker and will lead to greater economic growth," said Heritage expert Adam Michel. "While the bill is a positive start, there are many areas where the plan can be improved to unleash additional economic growth. Making expensing permanent, fully eliminating the property tax deduction ... "
SCOTUS 101: The Digital Age
This week, Elizabeth Slattery & Tiffany Bates discuss recent grants, the Court’s debut into the digital age, and Justice Kagan’s recusal in a case that’s already been argued. They interview Georgetown law professor, Randy Barnett, and in honor of this week’s national lawyers convention, they play Supreme Trivia – Federalist Society edition.
Is the GOP's Tax Plan 'Reaganesque?'
Ed Feulner, president of The Heritage Foundation, says it is. Watch him explain why on Fox Business’ “Varney & Co.”
Comparing the House and Senate Tax Reform Plans
"Many of the details of the House and Senate bills are similar," writes Heritage expert Adam Michel. "Both include five years of expensing for new equipment and drop the corporate income-tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent permanently, although the Senate bill delays the rate cut by a year. The latter provision could delay much-needed economic benefits. In both bills, the standard deduction is doubled ... "
Mass Ave Episode 130: The Future of Conservatism and the State of the Press
On this week’s Mass Ave podcast, Tim Chapman, chief operating officer of Heritage Action, analyzes the future of the conservative movement and unifying policy goals. Also, Arthur Milikh, associate director of Heritage's B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, discusses the state of the press today and whose interests it serves.
Enact Fiscal Controls Before Raising The Debt Ceiling
Like an alarm clock, the debt ceiling offers a fiscal check on the government’s finances and encourages congressional deliberation of policies to control spending and debt. Congress must not suspend the debt ceiling again. Congress should enact fiscal controls to put the budget on a path to balance before raising the debt ceiling.