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  • News Releases on January 17, 2017 Charles Stimson on Commutation of Chelsea Manning Sentence

    On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced it would commute the sentence of former Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for illegally obtaining and sharing classified information with Wikileaks.  Heritage Foundation Senior Legal Fellow Cully Stimson released the following statement regarding the news of Manning’s commutation:  “Although…

  • News Releases posted January 15, 2017 by John Cooper Nile Gardiner on New Trade Deal with United Kingdom

    On Sunday, The Times of London published an interview with President-elect Donald Trump, in which he expressed support for establishing a new trade agreement between the United States and United Kingdom. Nile Gardiner, director of the Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, had the following statement regarding President-elect Trump’s…

  • News Releases on January 5, 2017 Trump Appoints Heritage’s Paul Winfree to White House Posts

    Today Pres.-elect Trump announced that he has appointed The Heritage Foundation’s Paul Winfree as Director of Budget Policy and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council for The White House. Heritage President Jim DeMint and Vice President of Research James Wallner released the following statements:   “We are delighted to hear of President-elect Trump’s decision to…

  • News Releases posted December 27, 2016 by John Cooper Israel Needs a Strong Ally in the United States

    On Friday, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity, with the United States abstaining from the vote. With its veto power, the Obama administration would have been able to stop the resolution, but in a departure from common practice, it allowed the resolution to pass unanimously.  Heritage Foundation Senior Research…

  • News Releases on December 21, 2016 Obama Attempts to Ban Offshore Drilling by Executive Fiat

    Yesterday, the Obama administration issued an executive action effectively banning offshore drilling in parts of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Heritage's energy expert Nick Loris had this to say: “Obama’s executive action is taking economic opportunity away from American families and decisions away from states which have a strong incentive to ensure natural resource…

  • News Releases on December 17, 2016 Statement from Jim DeMint on OMB Director Nomination

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint released the following statement this morning regarding the nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney to serve as the next director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): “I am delighted to see that my friend and former colleague Rep. Mick Mulvaney has been nominated by Pres.-elect Trump to serve as director of the Office of…

  • News Releases posted December 16, 2016 by Michelle Oddis Cordero Justice Clarence Thomas Speaks Candidly at Heritage Event and to Future Leaders

    “There’s always hope,” Justice Clarence Thomas said at The Heritage Foundation’s Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture in October. “But this city is broken in some ways.” Speaking candidly before an audience of more than 200 guest in Heritage’s Allison Auditorium, Thomas shared his views on the Supreme Court nomination process, which will play a prominent role in 2017…

  • News Releases on December 15, 2016 Statement from Jim DeMint on Secretary of the Interior Nomination

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint released the following statement regarding President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Congressman Ryan Zinke for secretary of the interior:  “Pres.-elect Trump’s pick of Congressman Ryan Zinke sends a strong signal that the next administration is serious about economic development on public lands.  Once confirmed, Congressman…

  • News Releases posted December 14, 2016 by Michelle Oddis Cordero Heritage Honors Two Members and One Alumnus at Annual President’s Club Meeting

    The Heritage Foundation presented three special awards at its annual President’s Club Meeting in December.   Heritage honored U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., with its first Distinguished Intern Alumni Award. Cotton is the first person to receive the award, but one of thousands of former Heritage interns who have gone on to successful careers in government, academia,…

  • News Releases posted December 13, 2016 by John Cooper Statement from Jim DeMint on Secretary of State Nomination

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint released the following statement regarding President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state:  "For too long, the United States has acted from a position of weakness on the world stage, and Mr. Tillerson must work to reverse this dangerous decline. The Trump administration has the…

  • News Releases on December 13, 2016 Heritage President Praises Trump Pick for Department of Energy

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint released the following statement upon news that Pres.-elect Trump will tap former governor of Texas, Rick Perry to lead the Department of Energy: “Governor Perry’s commitment to free-markets, limited government and a stronger America, make him an exceptional choice to head the Department of Energy.  While the department plays a…

  • News Releases on December 8, 2016 The Heritage Foundation Honors Alumnus, Senator Tom Cotton

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2016 – On Dec. 6, The Heritage Foundation honored U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) with its first “The Distinguished Intern Alumni Award.” The award was presented at Heritage’s annual President’s Club Meeting in Washington, D.C. Cotton is the first person to receive the award, but one of thousands of former Heritage interns who have gone on to successful…

  • News Releases on December 7, 2016 Heritage President Reacts to Nomination of Scott Pruitt for EPA Post

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint released the following statement this evening upon media reports that Pres.-elect Trump will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):  “Over the past 8 years, Pres. Obama’s EPA has waged war on coal miners and energy producers across our country. It has implemented costly…

  • News Releases on December 6, 2016 Heritage Mourns the Loss of Ed Noble

    The Heritage Foundation today released this statement upon the death of Edward E. Noble: “Ed Noble was a man of exceptional foresight and generosity,” said Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint. “One of our three founders, he was willing to invest in what then was just an idea—a research institute devoted to solving the nation’s great problems by advancing policies…

  • News Releases posted December 5, 2016 by Marguerite Bowling Heritage President Jim DeMint on Nomination of Dr. Ben Carson for HUD Secretary

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint released the following statement regarding the selection of Dr. Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development: “Dr. Ben Carson is a gifted man with a vision for changing the status quo in Washington and expanding opportunity for all. Federal antipoverty efforts need to help more Americans overcome dependency…