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  • 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…

  • News Releases on December 1, 2016 Heritage Foundation on Conference Version of 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

    The conference version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act reflects both positive steps forward and areas for improvement. On the positive side, it provides for a pay raise for service members of 2.1 percent, which will help our troops keep up with the rising cost of living. Additionally, it stops the reckless troop reductions for the active Army and Marine…

  • News Releases on December 1, 2016 James Mattis Faces Challenge of Rebuilding Military and American Credibility

    President-elect Donald Trump today announced that he will nominate General James Mattis, USMC (Ret.) to be secretary of defense. "In a world that is increasingly dangerous and complex, we need a leader who understands the threats we face, and who is committed to rebuilding and strengthening our military to defeat them,” said Heritage President Jim DeMint. “Throughout his…

  • News Releases on November 29, 2016 Heritage Launches New Institute for Constitutional Government

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 29, 2016—The Heritage Foundation, a leading public policy research organization, today announced the formation of a new research department: the Institute for Constitutional Government. The new department has “a critical mission,” said Heritage President Jim DeMint, “to help stop—and begin to reverse—the current trend of concentrating more and more…

  • News Releases on November 29, 2016 Heritage on Nomination of Elaine Chao

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint released the following statement today on Pres.-elect Trump's nomination of Elaine Chao to be the next secretary of the Department of Transportation: “Elaine Chao has the experience to lead the Department of Transportation and the knowledge that American communities are the best pilots of their own future. We look forward to…

  • News Releases on November 23, 2016 Nikki Haley Will Fight for the American People at the UN

    President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he will nominate South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be his ambassador to the United Nations. “Governor Haley is an outstanding choice to represent our nation and defend our values on the world stage,” said former South Carolina senator and Heritage President Jim DeMint. “Nikki has proven time and again that she…

  • News Releases posted November 23, 2016 by Marguerite Bowling Heritage on Nomination of Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary

    On the announcement from President-elect Donald Trump that Betsy DeVos will be nominated for Secretary of the Department of Education, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint released the following: "Betsy DeVos has been a staunch supporter of more education choices for students and parents, and the school choice movement will have a champion in the Education…

  • News Releases posted November 21, 2016 by Justin Posey Obama’s Climate Legacy – What they won’t tell you

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy travels to the National Press Club today to deliver one of her final speeches as head of the EPA. She’s to paint a rosy picture of the Obama administration’s crusade against climate change. “But look at what’s left out of the speech,” advises The Heritage Foundation’s Nick Loris. “The legacy of global…

  • News Releases on November 18, 2016 Heritage Applauds Nomination of Sessions for Attorney General

    Today, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for Attorney General. Heritage President Jim DeMint, had the following to say about the nomination: "No one will work harder than Jeff Sessions to defend the freedoms and safety of all Americans as Attorney General. He is not intimidated by the liberal media or the Washington establishment. He…

  • News Releases on November 18, 2016 President-Elect Trump Nominates Congressman Pompeo for CIA Director

    Today, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) for Director of the Central Intelligence Service.    “Mike Pompeo has a strong conservative record during his time in the House, fighting to defend American interests and against government waste” said Heritage President Jim DeMint. “Mike has been one of the strongest opponents to the flawed…

  • News Releases on November 16, 2016 House Punts on Reviving Earmarks

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint issued the following statement on the House's planned vote this afternoon to lift the current ban on earmarks:  “Today’s outcome was only a temporary victory as House Republicans left the door open to reopening the earmark favor factory next year. The American people made it crystal clear last week that it is time to drain the…

  • News Releases on November 16, 2016 Heritage Foundation’s Index of Military Strength Finds Weaker U.S. Forces, Increasing Threats

    WASHINGTON, NOV. 16, 2016 – None of America’s four military branches rates higher than “marginal” in its ability to protect American interests, and one -- the Army -- is classified as “weak,” according to the 2017 Index of U.S. Military Strength, released today by The Heritage Foundation. The current U.S. military force is capable of meeting the demands of a single…

  • News Releases posted November 8, 2016 by Justin Posey Post-Election: Threats Abound in the Lame Duck

    With last night's election results now pretty much settled, Congress will return to Washington next week for the start of a lame-duck session.  This session could possibly contain deals that would increase the debt by billions of dollars, slap taxes on internet sales and bail out insurance companies to keep Obamacare limping along.  Heritage expert Paul Winfree says a…

  • News Releases posted November 8, 2016 by Marguerite Bowling Heritage Experts React to State Ballot Initiatives

    Often leading indicators of trends, state ballot initiatives this U.S. election have touched on critical economic and social issues. And analysts from The Heritage Foundation have highlighted how the following initiatives will impact broader public policy: Physician-Assisted Suicide in Colorado "This is disappointing for Colorado because physician-assisted suicide…

  • News Releases on November 1, 2016 Heritage Releases Final Volume in 2016 "Mandate for Leadership" Series

    Washington, D.C. —The Heritage Foundation today released “Blueprint for a New Administration: Priorities for the President,” the third and final installment of its latest Mandate for Leadership series. The new volume, “Blueprint for a New Administration: Priorities for the President,” identifies specific actions the next president can take to reform executive branch…