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  • News Releases posted September 6, 2016 by The Heritage Foundation Heritage Mourns Loss of Phyllis Schlafly

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2016 -- Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint and Heritage Founder Ed Feulner issued the following statements on the death of Phyllis Schlafly on Monday. Perhaps best known for her work to prevent the federal government dictating gender roles to state and local governments, Schlafly was described as a "gracious warrior" by Heritage President Jim…

  • Executive Summary posted August 26, 2016 by The Heritage Foundation Mandate for Leadership: A Comprehensive Policy Agenda for a New Administration

    The Heritage Foundation is publishing a three-part Mandate for Leadership Series of documents over the course of 2016. Each document educates the American public, specifically including Congress, the new American President, and the new President’s team. All three parts deliver a clear, unified policy vision for Congress and the President to preserve and create…

  • Executive Summary posted July 14, 2016 by The Heritage Foundation Blueprint for Reform: A Comprehensive Policy Agenda for a New Administration in 2017

    The Heritage Foundation is publishing a three-part Mandate for Leadership Series of documents over the course of 2016. Each document educates the American public, specifically including Congress, the new American President, and the new President’s team. All three parts deliver a clear, unified policy vision for Congress and the President to preserve and create…

  • Executive Summary posted February 23, 2016 by The Heritage Foundation A Blueprint for Balance: A Federal Budget for 2017

    The Blueprint for Balance provides detailed recommendations for the annual congressional budget. Congress needs to drive down spending – including through reform of entitlement programs – to a balanced budget, while maintaining a strong national defense, and without raising taxes.  While Congress cannot solve everything at once, it can and must take opportunities through…

  • Issue Brief posted September 11, 2013 by The Heritage Foundation Syria: Heritage Foundation Recommendations

    In the aftermath of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons against Syrian opposition forces, the U.S. urgently needs to develop a strategy not only to counter Assad’s use of chemical weapons but protect American interests in the Syrian crisis. The Heritage Foundation has long been focused on developing such policies, as seen in the following…

  • Issue Brief posted July 22, 2013 by The Heritage Foundation DREAM Act: Heritage Foundation Recommendations

    Currently, the House of Representatives is taking a piece-by-piece approach to immigration reform. One of the bills said to be under preparation will likely address issues similar to those addressed in the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which extends amnesty to illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Similar bills have…

  • Issue Brief posted April 17, 2013 by The Heritage Foundation Counterterrorism: Heritage Foundation Recommendations

    In the aftermath of the act of terror in Boston and ricin-laced letters intercepted in Washington, D.C., the U.S. should rededicate itself to homeland security efforts. While the sources of these attacks are still unknown, there are several policies that the U.S. can and should pursue to secure the homeland from a wide spectrum of threats. The Heritage Foundation has…

  • Issue Brief posted November 28, 2012 by The Heritage Foundation Palestinian Statehood: The Latest Research and Analysis

    On Thursday, November 29, the United Nations General Assembly is expected to vote on elevating the U.N. status of the Palestinian Authority (PA) from permanent observer “entity” to “non-member state” permanent observer. Last year, the Obama Administration blocked the PA’s bid for full U.N. membership by threatening to use its Security Council veto and asserting that…

  • Factsheet posted July 24, 2012 by The Heritage Foundation Updated: Comparison of Cybersecurity Legislation

    Congress is currently considering several cybersecurity bills. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed the House in April, and two Senate bills are being developed: the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, authored by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I–CT) and Susan Collins (R–ME), and the Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education,…

  • Factsheet posted June 21, 2012 by The Heritage Foundation Comparison of Cybersecurity Legislation

    Congress is currently considering several cybersecurity bills. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed the House in April, and two Senate bills are being developed: the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, authored by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I–CT) and Susan Collins (R–ME), and the Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education,…

  • Factsheet posted June 14, 2012 by The Heritage Foundation How Will Taxmageddon Impact You?

    Print the one-page Fact Sheet On January 1, 2013, a $494 billion wave of tax hikes will take effect, hitting every American household, regardless of income. Here’s how much taxes will rise for five different demographic groups: FAMILIES $4,138 TAX INCREASE 5.9% of average income Total filers: 15…

  • Special Report posted April 26, 2012 by The Heritage Foundation One Year Later: Lessons from Recovery After the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake

    Executive Summary To assess the Japanese experience, The Heritage Foundation reassembled a team of experts to evaluate Japan’s long-term efforts to recover from the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and to prepare for future catastrophes. Based on extensive literature and interviews with Japanese officials and experts, the team identified four critical areas that affect…

  • WebMemo posted September 8, 2011 by The Heritage Foundation FEMA Reform and Disaster Response: Heritage Foundation Recommendations

    Hurricane Irene and the East Coast earthquake earlier that week put national attention once again on America’s disaster response system, especially the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). And once again, the problems that The Heritage Foundation has been pointing out for years—the federalization of routine disasters, FEMA’s funding issues, and the condition of…

  • WebMemo posted August 5, 2011 by The Heritage Foundation Reset Regret: Heritage Foundation Recommendations

    The Obama Administration and Congress need to recognize that its “reset” policy with Russia, which requires huge payoffs for small results, is in dire need of a reassessment. The U.S. should pursue its national interests in relations with Moscow instead of chasing a mirage. The U.S. and Russia have mutual interests in opposing Islamic radicalism and terrorism,…

  • WebMemo posted June 13, 2011 by The Heritage Foundation Free Trade Agreements: Heritage Foundation Recommendations

    Free trade is the framework upon which American prosperity rests. Free trade policies have created economic dynamism that engenders continual innovation and leads to better products, new markets, and greater investment. America stands to gain from expanding its markets through the free trade agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama. The agreements…