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  • 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…

  • News Releases on December 16, 2015 Omnibus a Missed Opportunity to Rein in Wasteful Spending

    WASHINGTON December 16, 2015 - Congress has released a $1.1 trillion spending omnibus that—with about $50 billion in spending authority above the Budget Control Act—Heritage Foundation experts call a “missed opportunity to rein in wasteful and excessive spending.” “While higher spending levels were agreed to back in November, Congress had no obligation to spend up to the…

  • News Releases on November 23, 2015 Heritage Foundation Study: Misguided Government Policies Cost Typical U.S. Family Thousands Each Year

    Citizens pay for the mistakes made by government, and it adds up to hundreds of billions of dollars a year.  Just 12 poor policy decisions by federal, state and local governments cost the average American household an extra $4,440 annually, according to a new study released today by The Heritage Foundation, a think tank based in Washington, D.C. In “Costly Mistakes: How…

  • News Releases on October 28, 2015 Heritage Foundation’s Index of Military Strength Finds Further Weakening of U.S. Forces

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 – Two of America’s four military branches declined over the past year, and the others are rated only “marginal” in their ability to protect American interests, according to the “2016 Index of U.S. Military Strength,” released today by The Heritage Foundation.  This growing weakness, coupled with increasing strength and aggressiveness from…

  • News Releases on October 5, 2015 Summit on Workers’ Empowerment

    Washington, D.C.  – On October 6, The Heritage Foundation plans to hold a “Summit on Workers’ Empowerment,” to draw attention to excessive government regulations that hold workers back and the issues Big Labor and the enabling administration are causing to the American workforce. The event will counter the “Summit on Worker Voice” held by the White House and Department of…

  • News Releases on September 17, 2015 Librarians Pick Heritage's Index of Economic Freedom as Top Reference Website

    Washington, D.C. —The Heritage Foundation’s digital version of its Index of Economic Freedom, which ranks the economies of 178 nations, has been named a top reference website by an arm of the American Library Association. A committee composed of librarians from across America chose the Index, produced in partnership with The Wall Street Journal, as one of 17…

  • News Releases on September 6, 2015 In Memoriam John Von Kannon, 1949-2015

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6—John Von Kannon, a leading figure in the conservative movement, died at his home here yesterday following a year-long battle with cancer. He was 66. At the time of his death, he was serving as vice president and senior counselor of The Heritage Foundation, the nation’s leading conservative think tank. A fundraiser par excellence, Von Kannon’s career…

  • News Releases on September 2, 2015 Heritage Foundation’s “Blueprint for Congressional Fiscal Action” Greets Lawmakers Returning from Recess

    Washington, DC, September 2, 2015 - The Heritage Foundation today unveiled a budget strategy for the last three months of the year that would set Congress on a 10-year course toward a balanced budget. The “Blueprint for Congressional Fiscal Action in the Remainder of 2015” calls on lawmakers to extend Budget Control Act caps on non-defense discretionary spending for a…

  • News Releases on September 2, 2015 Heritage Foundation Statement on Unauthorized Data Breach

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 2, 2015 - Heritage Foundation spokesman Wesley Denton today issued the following statement:   We experienced a malicious, unauthorized data breach of six-year-old documents on an external server that appear to contain personal information of private donors, who we are notifying. We are unable to verify the authenticity of files circulated…

  • News Releases on September 1, 2015 Clearwater Philanthropist Pledges $2.7 Million Gift to The Heritage Foundation

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 1, 2015 – Betty A. Anderlik of Clearwater, Fl. has made a $2.7 million gift to The Heritage Foundation, the prominent Washington, D.C., think tank announced today. The gift is being made to support Heritage's efforts to design and promote public policies that "place marriage and the family at the center of civil society," as Heritage describes its…

  • News Releases on August 31, 2015 DeMint Gives Keynote Address at Jackson Hole Summit

    On Friday, August 28th, Jim DeMint gave this speech to a group of economists and monetary policy experts at the American Principles Project Summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Listening to our experts talk about the challenges and potential solutions for our monetary system reminded me of an old pastor in our church who would read a profound Bible verse from the pulpit on…

  • News Releases on August 20, 2015 Heritage Mourns Loss of Whitney Ball and Peter Schramm

    WASHINGTON, August 20, 2015 - Heritage President Jim DeMint and Founder Edwin Feulner issued the following statement yesterday regarding the deaths of Whitney Ball and Peter Schramm. It is a day of deep mourning at the Heritage Foundation. America has lost two dedicated patriots, and the Liberty Movement has lost two of its great visionary builders. It’s hard to think…