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  • News Releases on April 28, 2016 Heritage Responds to Troop Level Increase

    As President Barack Obama announced an increase of 250 special operators to fight ISIS, Luke Coffey, director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy, warns that it should not be mistaken as the solution to the ISIS problem:  "The first question we need to ask is whether this is enough to make a difference on the ground. This is part of the…

  • News Releases on April 26, 2016 Heritage Founder Ed Feulner on the Life of Shelby Cullom Davis

    Last week, OurAmericanNetwork.com and Hillsdale College told the remarkable life story of stalwart conservative, philanthropist, and former Heritage Foundation board chairman Shelby Cullom Davis. He had ancestors who came over on the Mayflower on his father’s side. He knew what American history was about and what the founding was about and why that was important to…

  • News Releases on April 25, 2016 Stripping of Energy Tax Breaks From FAA Bill Reflects Heritage Foundation Work

    Washington, D.C., April 25, 2016 — For years, The Heritage Foundation has recommended that Congress prohibit new energy subsidies that stifle competition, raise energy prices, and decrease economic opportunities.  Finally, last week, the Senate shifted from the way it usually operates and dropped plans to include energy tax breaks in legislation reauthorizing the Federal…

  • News Releases posted April 21, 2016 by Steven Groves Heritage Statement on Signing of Paris Agreement on Climate Change

    "Signing on to the Paris Agreement on climate change is a terribly expensive mistake. The pact commits Washington to regulate our economy even more heavily in the name of climate change, yet it will have essentially zero impact on global temperatures. It will, however, seriously damage the American economy – sharply driving up energy costs, killing jobs and raising prices…

  • News Releases on April 20, 2016 FIRE Wins Salvatori Prize for Citizenship

    Philadelphia, April 20—The Heritage Foundation, a leading national think tank, has named the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) as the recipient of its 2016 Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship. FIRE President and CEO Greg Lukianoff accepted the $25,000 prize on behalf of the organization this afternoon in an awards ceremony here at the 39th annual…

  • News Releases posted March 22, 2016 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Heritage Statement on Brussels Terror Attacks

    "The global Islamist insurgency is thriving and constantly adapting. Our anti-terrorism efforts must evolve as well.   The face of ISIS and related extremist groups looks different in various parts of the world.  Europe is threaded with an extremist network far greater than what we have seen in the U.S.   Still, the White House needs to wage the war on terrorism…

  • News Releases posted March 16, 2016 by John Malcolm Heritage Statement on SCOTUS Nomination

    "The Constitution does not say they are obligated or not obligated to consider a nominee to the Supreme Court.  It is silent.  All the Constitution says is that the president does not get to appoint justices to the Supreme Court without the 'advice and consent' of the Senate.  The Senate can give that or not -- it's up to the Senate."…

  • News Releases posted March 15, 2016 by Paul Winfree Heritage Statement on House Budget Resolution FY 2017

    “This budget is not a serious effort to tackle our mounting debt caused by wasteful spending. Once again Congress promises future spending cuts in return for higher spending today. That’s no longer acceptable. The future cuts never come. “The House Budget Committee now proposes to hike spending by $30 billion above the level established by the Budget Control Act and $57…

  • News Releases on March 6, 2016 Heritage Foundation Mourns the Passing of Nancy Reagan

    WASHINGTON, D.C., MAR. 6, 2016 – Leaders of The Heritage Foundation today paid tribute to former First Lady Nancy Reagan, who died at the age of 94. Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint: “She was a wonderful example of the grace and strength exhibited by so many of the greatest generation.” Added Edwin Meese III, former U.S. Attorney General and Heritage's Ronald…

  • News Releases posted March 4, 2016 by Jim DeMint Conservative Ideas Win Elections

    [Remarks to CPAC, as prepared for delivery at 3:40 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2016] What a year! More than a decade of frustration and disappointment by conservatives has led to a complete rebellion against the status quo in Washington.  All of the Washington establishment, political consultants and media pundits have been wrong about what Americans want. And they still…

  • News Releases on February 23, 2016 Heritage Foundation Offers Congress “Alternative” Budget: $10.5 Trillion in Spending Cuts; Balance in 7 Years--Without Tax Hikes

    WASHINGTON, FEB. 23, 2016—The Heritage Foundation today unveiled a model budget for Fiscal Year 2017 that would lower federal spending by $418 billion and put the government on track to end deficit spending in just seven years. The 187-page proposal, titled “Blueprint for Balance: A Federal Budget for 2017,”would slow the growth in federal spending. At the same time, it…

  • News Releases on February 13, 2016 Heritage Foundation Mourns Passing of Justice Scalia

    WASHINGTON, D.C., FEB. 13, 2016 -- The Heritage Foundation today paid tribute to Justice Antonin Scalia, whose death at age 79 comes after nearly 30 years of faithful service on the U.S. Supreme Court. "I am greatly saddened by the passing of Antonin Scalia, who was a great friend and one of the most outstanding justices on the Supreme Court," said Edwin Meese III, former…

  • News Releases posted February 9, 2016 by Paul Winfree Heritage Statement on President Obama's Proposed Budget

    “Our debt now stands at $19 trillion—more than $125,000 for every tax-filing household in America. Americans who balance their own budgets understand that our nation is on an unsustainable spending path. Today, the President submitted another unserious budget that does nothing to stop Washington’s reckless spending and debt. Congress must act now by cutting wasteful…

  • News Releases on February 3, 2016 Heritage Foundation Names Gleba to Board of Trustees

    WASHINGTON, FEB. 3, 2016—Michael W. Gleba has been elected to serve on The Heritage Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The Washington D.C.-based think tank has been a leading conservative voice in public policy for more than 40 years. Mr. Gleba is Chairman/CEO, Treasurer and Trustee of the Sarah Scaife Foundation, a Pittsburgh-based philanthropic organization supporting…

  • News Releases on January 19, 2016 Heritage Foundation Welcomes Beverly Hallberg

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 — Beverly Hallberg, president of District Media Group, has joined The Heritage Foundation as a Visiting Fellow in Communications. She will focus on devising best media practices to promote the think tank’s policy recommendations and provide strategic communications advice to its issue development teams. Heritage Vice President of Communications…