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  • 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 posted June 24, 2016 by Justin Posey Tax Reform Plan Could Create Strong Pro-Growth System

    This morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan, along with other House Republicans, unveiled the tax reform portion of their “A Better Way” plan. It would consolidate the current seven tax brackets to three and would set the top tax bracket at 33 percent. The House Republicans’ “plan is an excellent step in the right direction,” Heritage Foundation tax expert Curtis Dubay…

  • 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…

  • News Releases posted June 23, 2016 by Harold Kazianis The United States vs. Texas – Supreme Court Has Ruled

    The United States Supreme Court has just ruled on the matter of United States vs. Texas. Heritage Foundation's Hans von Spakovsky gives his reaction on this historic decision: “The 4-4 vote in U.S. v. Texas means that the preliminary injunction issued by a Texas federal district court and upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals remains in place. "As result, the…

  • News Releases posted June 23, 2016 by Justin Posey Supreme Court Rules on Affirmative Action – 9 Things You Should Know

    This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision, rebuffed a challenge to the University of Texas at Austin’s use of race in its undergraduate admissions decisions. The case was brought by Abigail Fisher, a white Texas resident, who sued UT-Austin after she was denied admission arguing that the school discriminated against her on the basis of race. …

  • News Releases posted June 22, 2016 by Marguerite Bowling Heritage Expert: New Report Shows Medicare Reforms Need to Start Now

    Heritage Foundation senior fellow Robert Moffit says the 2016 Medicare Trustees Report, which was released today, paints a troubling fiscal picture that could leave taxpayers with big debt and burdens over the long term.  "Medicare's fiscal challenge is based on the dramatic growth in Medicare spending--which will grow faster than workers' wages and the general…

  • News Releases posted June 22, 2016 by Marguerite Bowling House GOP Health Policy Good First Start

    With the release of today's Republican task force report on a health care alternative to Obamacare, Heritage Foundation health policy director Nina Owcharenko said the agenda has key core reforms that are needed for any patient-centered health reform plan.  "The proposal pays serious policy attention to one of our most pressing issues," Owcharenko says. "It identifies a…

  • News Releases on June 22, 2016 Heritage Interns Honored as Emerging Leaders

    Three former interns of The Heritage Foundation’s Young Leaders Program are recipients of the America’s Future Foundation 2016 Emerging Leaders Award. Sam Audia, Mariana Barillas, and Cameron Swathwood are three of the 11 recipients of this year’s honor. AFF’s emerging leaders are selected from a pool of applicants from across the country and represent the future of the…

  • News Releases posted June 14, 2016 by Justin Posey Regulation Task Force's Reforms "Urgently Needed"

    Today, a task force established by Speaker Paul Ryan released an agenda for regulatory reform. The report titled, “A Better Way," identified the federal government's regulatory burden as a contributing factor for weak job growth and the slow change in household income. Just a few weeks ago a Heritage report, “Red Tape Rising," pegged the cost of federal regulations at an…

  • News Releases posted June 14, 2016 by Justin Posey Internet Rules Threaten Open Marketplace

    Today’s 2-1 ruling in the D.C. circuit upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s rules regulating Internet access is a “loss not just for Internet access providers, but for consumers who have benefited from the innovation and growth encouraged by the Internet’s open marketplace,” said Heritage Foundation regulatory expert James Gattuso.     As Judge Stephen…