• Heritage Action
  • More

District Of Columbia

Our Research & Offerings on District Of Columbia
  • Issue Brief posted February 17, 2012 by Jessica Zuckerman Forty-Fifth Attempted Terrorist Plot: U.S. Must Resist Complacency

    FYI: Heritage WebMemos are now called Issue Briefs. On Friday, authorities arrested a man in an attempted suicide attack on the U.S. Capitol. The attempt marks at least the 45th publicly known attempted terrorist attack against the United States since 9/11 and is the sixth such attack targeting Washington, D.C. This latest attempted attack serves as yet…

  • Backgrounder posted August 17, 2011 by Lindsey Burke, Rachel Sheffield School Choice in America 2011: Educational Opportunity Reaches New Heights

    Abstract: 2011 has been a milestone year for school choice, setting the bar high for state legislatures across the country to increase families’ educational options. What began with a crucial re-authorization of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program continued with 12 states creating or expanding school choice options. The movement toward educational freedom in…

  • Testimony posted March 14, 2011 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Improving the Security of the District of Columbia with a D.C. Defense Force Bill 18-403, “DC Official Code Title 49 Enactment Act of 2009”

    Testimony before the Council of the District of ColumbiaDelivered March 14, 2011 My name is James Jay Carafano. I am the Deputy Director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies and the Director of Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. The views I express in this testimony are my own,…

  • WebMemo posted July 28, 2010 by Jason Richwine, Ph.D. D.C. Voucher Students: Higher Graduation Rates and Other Positive Outcomes

    Congress put school vouchers to the test in 2004 when it authorized the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP), a federally funded voucher program serving low-income students in the nation’s capital. It has awarded $7,500 scholarships to more than 3,700 students over the past six years. Congress mandated a formal evaluation of the program, and researchers…

  • Play Movie Let Me Rise Video Recorded on October 21, 2009 Let Me Rise

    Let Me Rise, a 30-minute film produced by The Heritage Foundation about the school choice debate in our nation's capital and around the country, offers a compelling look at the future of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program as told through...…

  • Play Movie DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Kids Appeal to Obama Video Recorded on March 4, 2009 DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Kids Appeal to Obama

    Video of District of Columbia children appealing to President Obama to continue giving DC children a choice for better education through the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.…

  • Executive Summary posted October 15, 2008 by Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D., Nina Owcharenko Executive Summary: The Obama Health Care Plan: More Power to Washington

    Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) has unveiled an ambitious health care plan that is comprehensive in scope, sparse in detail, and therefore uncertain in its cost and savings estimates. His proposals focus on three stated objectives: offering affordable, comprehensive, and portable coverage; containing spiraling health care costs and improving quality of care; and…

  • Backgrounder posted July 28, 2008 by Ronald D. Utt, Ph.D. How States Can Improve Their Transportation Systems and Relieve Traffic Congestion

    Over the past several decades, federal and state transportation policies have struggled to keep pace with a rising population and increasing numbers of motorists and trucks using the roads. As a result, congestion has worsened in most major metropolitan areas, imposing extra costs on all motorists and truckers and threatening to undermine the economic vitality of many…

  • Backgrounder posted May 14, 2008 by Dan Lips, Evan Feinberg Improving Education in the Nation's Capital: Expanding School Choice

    The District of Columbia is home to one of the nation's most troubled public school systems. The District spends $14,400 for every child in public school—well above the national average and more than any of the 50 states.[1] The 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reported that Washington, D.C.'s fourth and eighth graders scored lower than any other…

  • Backgrounder posted November 2, 1993 by Dan Greenberg Should Congress Be Above the Law?

    (Archived document, may contain errors) T 965 November 2,1993 SHOULD CONGRESS BE ABOVE THE LAW Congress] can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of society James Madison, Federalist No. 57 It has been said here many times tonight that we want to treat Senators the same as everyone else Mr.…

Find more work on District Of Columbia
  • Backgrounder posted August 17, 2011 by Lindsey Burke, Rachel Sheffield School Choice in America 2011: Educational Opportunity Reaches New Heights

    Abstract: 2011 has been a milestone year for school choice, setting the bar high for state legislatures across the country to increase families’ educational options. What began with a crucial re-authorization of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program continued with 12 states creating or expanding school choice options. The movement toward educational freedom in…

  • Issue Brief posted February 17, 2012 by Jessica Zuckerman Forty-Fifth Attempted Terrorist Plot: U.S. Must Resist Complacency

    FYI: Heritage WebMemos are now called Issue Briefs. On Friday, authorities arrested a man in an attempted suicide attack on the U.S. Capitol. The attempt marks at least the 45th publicly known attempted terrorist attack against the United States since 9/11 and is the sixth such attack targeting Washington, D.C. This latest attempted attack serves as yet…

  • WebMemo posted July 28, 2010 by Jason Richwine, Ph.D. D.C. Voucher Students: Higher Graduation Rates and Other Positive Outcomes

    Congress put school vouchers to the test in 2004 when it authorized the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP), a federally funded voucher program serving low-income students in the nation’s capital. It has awarded $7,500 scholarships to more than 3,700 students over the past six years. Congress mandated a formal evaluation of the program, and researchers…

  • Backgrounder posted May 14, 2008 by Dan Lips, Evan Feinberg Improving Education in the Nation's Capital: Expanding School Choice

    The District of Columbia is home to one of the nation's most troubled public school systems. The District spends $14,400 for every child in public school—well above the national average and more than any of the 50 states.[1] The 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reported that Washington, D.C.'s fourth and eighth graders scored lower than any other…

  • Testimony posted March 14, 2011 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Improving the Security of the District of Columbia with a D.C. Defense Force Bill 18-403, “DC Official Code Title 49 Enactment Act of 2009”

    Testimony before the Council of the District of ColumbiaDelivered March 14, 2011 My name is James Jay Carafano. I am the Deputy Director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies and the Director of Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. The views I express in this testimony are my own,…

  • Executive Summary posted October 15, 2008 by Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D., Nina Owcharenko Executive Summary: The Obama Health Care Plan: More Power to Washington

    Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) has unveiled an ambitious health care plan that is comprehensive in scope, sparse in detail, and therefore uncertain in its cost and savings estimates. His proposals focus on three stated objectives: offering affordable, comprehensive, and portable coverage; containing spiraling health care costs and improving quality of care; and…

  • Backgrounder posted July 28, 2008 by Ronald D. Utt, Ph.D. How States Can Improve Their Transportation Systems and Relieve Traffic Congestion

    Over the past several decades, federal and state transportation policies have struggled to keep pace with a rising population and increasing numbers of motorists and trucks using the roads. As a result, congestion has worsened in most major metropolitan areas, imposing extra costs on all motorists and truckers and threatening to undermine the economic vitality of many…

  • Backgrounder posted November 2, 1993 by Dan Greenberg Should Congress Be Above the Law?

    (Archived document, may contain errors) T 965 November 2,1993 SHOULD CONGRESS BE ABOVE THE LAW Congress] can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of society James Madison, Federalist No. 57 It has been said here many times tonight that we want to treat Senators the same as everyone else Mr.…

  • Backgrounder posted April 21, 1977 by Milton R. Carter's Energy Program

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 3 April 21, 1977 CA R TER 'S ENER G Y PR OGRA-M President Carter has proposed a comprehensive program to deal with the energy cris is. The major features of his package include the following specific proposals A tax on mileage of inefficient automobiles coupled with a rebate on high-mileage automobiles A standby tax…

Find more work on District Of Columbia
  • Issue Brief posted February 17, 2012 by Jessica Zuckerman Forty-Fifth Attempted Terrorist Plot: U.S. Must Resist Complacency

    FYI: Heritage WebMemos are now called Issue Briefs. On Friday, authorities arrested a man in an attempted suicide attack on the U.S. Capitol. The attempt marks at least the 45th publicly known attempted terrorist attack against the United States since 9/11 and is the sixth such attack targeting Washington, D.C. This latest attempted attack serves as yet…

  • Backgrounder posted August 17, 2011 by Lindsey Burke, Rachel Sheffield School Choice in America 2011: Educational Opportunity Reaches New Heights

    Abstract: 2011 has been a milestone year for school choice, setting the bar high for state legislatures across the country to increase families’ educational options. What began with a crucial re-authorization of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program continued with 12 states creating or expanding school choice options. The movement toward educational freedom in…

  • WebMemo posted July 28, 2010 by Jason Richwine, Ph.D. D.C. Voucher Students: Higher Graduation Rates and Other Positive Outcomes

    Congress put school vouchers to the test in 2004 when it authorized the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP), a federally funded voucher program serving low-income students in the nation’s capital. It has awarded $7,500 scholarships to more than 3,700 students over the past six years. Congress mandated a formal evaluation of the program, and researchers…

  • Executive Summary posted October 15, 2008 by Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D., Nina Owcharenko Executive Summary: The Obama Health Care Plan: More Power to Washington

    Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) has unveiled an ambitious health care plan that is comprehensive in scope, sparse in detail, and therefore uncertain in its cost and savings estimates. His proposals focus on three stated objectives: offering affordable, comprehensive, and portable coverage; containing spiraling health care costs and improving quality of care; and…

  • Backgrounder posted July 28, 2008 by Ronald D. Utt, Ph.D. How States Can Improve Their Transportation Systems and Relieve Traffic Congestion

    Over the past several decades, federal and state transportation policies have struggled to keep pace with a rising population and increasing numbers of motorists and trucks using the roads. As a result, congestion has worsened in most major metropolitan areas, imposing extra costs on all motorists and truckers and threatening to undermine the economic vitality of many…

  • Backgrounder posted May 14, 2008 by Dan Lips, Evan Feinberg Improving Education in the Nation's Capital: Expanding School Choice

    The District of Columbia is home to one of the nation's most troubled public school systems. The District spends $14,400 for every child in public school—well above the national average and more than any of the 50 states.[1] The 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reported that Washington, D.C.'s fourth and eighth graders scored lower than any other…

  • Backgrounder posted November 2, 1993 by Dan Greenberg Should Congress Be Above the Law?

    (Archived document, may contain errors) T 965 November 2,1993 SHOULD CONGRESS BE ABOVE THE LAW Congress] can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of society James Madison, Federalist No. 57 It has been said here many times tonight that we want to treat Senators the same as everyone else Mr.…

  • Backgrounder posted April 21, 1977 by Milton R. Carter's Energy Program

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 3 April 21, 1977 CA R TER 'S ENER G Y PR OGRA-M President Carter has proposed a comprehensive program to deal with the energy cris is. The major features of his package include the following specific proposals A tax on mileage of inefficient automobiles coupled with a rebate on high-mileage automobiles A standby tax…

Find more work on District Of Columbia
Find more work on District Of Columbia