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  • News Releases posted July 26, 2016 by Sarah Mills DNC Platform Analysis

    Heritage experts provide snapshot analysis of the Democratic Party platform’s substance.  We do not support or oppose any candidate or political party, but encourage everyone — including all candidates — to move America in a direction to create opportunity for all and favoritism to none.   New College Compact: “Increasing higher education spending and offering ‘free’…

  • News Releases posted July 21, 2016 by Sarah Mills RNC Platform Analysis

    Heritage experts provide snapshot analysis of the Republican Party platform’s substance.  We do not to endorse any candidate or political party, but encourage all candidates to move America in a direction to create opportunity for all and favoritism to none. Trade “The Republican Platform starts by acknowledging that ‘International trade is crucial for all sectors of…

  • News Releases on July 14, 2016 Heritage Foundation Unveils ‘Blueprint for Reform’

    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2016 –The Heritage Foundation today unveils a 152-page policy agenda for the next president and Congress. “Think of it as an operating manual for Washington 2017,” said Heritage President Jim DeMint.  “Blueprint for Reform lays…

  • News Releases posted July 12, 2016 by Marguerite Bowling Heritage Foundation Releases 2016 Index of Culture and Opportunity

    Washington, DC, July 12, 2016—Government growth has surged in the last 10 years, but it hasn’t seemed to have improved the lives of average Americans or their communities, according to The Heritage Foundation’s 2016 Index of Culture and Opportunity. The Index, which was published today on Medium.com, tracks 31 indicators of America’s social foundations, levels of poverty…

  • News Releases posted July 7, 2016 by Justin Posey Free-Market GMO Experts are Critical of GMO Bill

    A group of free-market GMO experts released the following statement today regarding a Congressional effort to mandate the labeling of genetically engineered food: In an effort to fend off a misguided Vermont law that would mandate labeling of genetically engineered foods, some members of the Senate Agriculture Committee have developed a bill that would preempt the…

  • News Releases posted July 6, 2016 by Daniel Woltornist Sanctuary Cities Worsen Illegal Immigration Crisis

    This week, the Senate weighs immigration proposals. Cully Stimson, Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, makes that case that sanctuary cities violate the rule of law and worsen the illegal immigration problem: “As the debate around immigration continues, many cities are choosing not to enforce immigration law because they simply disagree with it. America is a…

  • News Releases posted July 6, 2016 by Harold Kazianis NATO Summit Offers Opportunity for the Alliance

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) gathers in Warsaw, Poland this weekend to critically explore the shape of the alliance’s cohesion post-Brexit and increasing threats from Russia. Heritage NATO expert Luke Coffey said the July summit offers an opportunity for the alliance to prioritize burden sharing commitments and take measures to defend its allies from…

  • News Releases posted July 5, 2016 by Marguerite Bowling Striking Down Mississippi's Religious Freedom Law Another Example of Judicial Activism

    Following reports that a U.S. district judge struck down Mississippi's Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act, the Heritage Foundation's Roger Severino says the decision is prime example of judicial activism and overreach by an Obama appointee with a record of hostility to the historic definition of marriage. It is appropriate and necessary…

  • News Releases on July 1, 2016 Heritage Welcomes Senate Aide and Academic James Wallner as New Head of Research

    James Wallner, Ph.D., a key U.S. Senate aide, academic, and expert in policymaking, will join The Heritage Foundation this month as the leading think tank’s group vice president for research. Wallner, currently executive director of the Senate Steering Committee, will succeed David Addington as a key member of the leadership team overseeing all Heritage research papers,…

  • News Releases posted June 30, 2016 by Daniel Woltornist Pentagon Says Transgender Policy Based on Constitution, It's Not

    Today, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the U.S. military is dropping its policy of treating male and female troops according to their biology and replacing it with a policy based on a radical new gender identity. In his speech announcing the change, he argued that the Constitution requires this change to be made. Roger Severino, Director of The Heritage…

  • News Releases posted June 29, 2016 by Justin Posey Heritage Kicks Off Agriculture Policy Series

    Yesterday, Heritage kicked off a critical agriculture policy series, Farms and Free Enterprise: A Blueprint for Agricultural Policy, with a Capitol Hill briefing on regulations and obstacles in agriculture. The event was keynoted by former U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary John Block. The lively discussion that followed, on the influence and impact of regulations…

  • News Releases posted June 28, 2016 by Justin Posey Secretary Lew’s Words Don’t Match Reality

    Congress is facing a difficult challenge: what is the best way to help the island of Puerto Rico through its massive debt debacle? The island—$72 billion in debt, not including another $44 billion in unfunded pension obligations—has defaulted on multiple debt payments over the past year and is set for a major default on July 1. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew is…

  • News Releases posted June 27, 2016 by Marguerite Bowling Supreme Court Decision Chose Profits Over Women's Health

    Following the Supreme Court decision regarding Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt, Heritage Foundation experts Roger Severino and Elizabeth Slattery said the Court ignored its own precedents in choosing to protect the profits of the abortion industry over protecting women's health. "Today's ruling is a step backward for women's health," they charge. "The Court was…

  • News Releases posted June 24, 2016 by Harold Kazianis Britain Votes to Leave the European Union

    The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union.  Heritage Foundation expert Nile Gardiner is on the ground in the UK watching events unfold. Gardiner , the head of the Heritage Foundation’s  Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, explains: “This is a victory for sovereignty, economic freedom and self-determination. A sovereign Britain will be a stronger…

  • News Releases on June 24, 2016 Heritage Experts Advocated for Brexit From the Very Beginning

    Since 2005, when Margaret Thatcher picked The Heritage Foundation to establish the Thatcher Center for Freedom, Heritage experts have advocated for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. This week, the people of the U.K. voted to do just that. “This is a victory for sovereignty, economic freedom, and self-determination,” says Nile Gardiner, director of the…