News Releases posted June 1, 2016
FDA Shouldn’t be America’s Nutrition Nanny
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released wide-scale sodium reduction targets for the food industry. Heritage agriculture expert Daren Bakst criticized the action, calling the targets “unnecessary and ill-founded” and warning that “these voluntary sodium goals are almost certainly the starting point for mandatory requirements.”
“The targets stand on shaky…
News Releases posted May 24, 2016
Senate Ponders Reeling In Catfish Inspection Program
The Senate could vote as early as today on a joint resolution disapproving the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rule on catfish inspections. Heritage Foundation agriculture policy expert Daren Bakst called the program “a poster child for cronyism and government waste.”
According to the Foundation’s Budget Book, published earlier this year, getting rid of the…
News Releases posted May 23, 2016
Obama Era Regulations Now Top $100 Billion Annually
“An unparalleled expansion of the regulatory state.” That’s how Heritage Foundation analysts Diane Katz and James Gattuso describe President Obama’s regulatory record in a new report released today.
The report, “Red Tape Rising, 2016,” documents that the Obama Administration since 2009 has increased regulatory costs by $108 billion a year, adding 229 new major…
News Releases posted May 20, 2016
Revised Puerto Rico Bill Leaves Much to be Desired
House leaders yesterday introduced a revised bill to help Puerto Rico deal with its debilitating mountain of debt. While the revised bill had the blessing of House leaders from both parties, experts at The Heritage Foundation were not impressed.
“The bill still contains an unprecedented legal stay, suspending creditors rights to access the courts and allowing President…
News Releases posted May 18, 2016
Heritage Unveils New Resource in Fight for Fiscal Responsibility
Both chambers of Congress are working up appropriations bills, even though lawmakers have once again failed to agree to a budget. What the final bills will look like is anybody’s guess, but one thing is certain: When the dust has settled, FY 2017 spending will leave U.S. taxpayers saddled with even more debt.
Earlier this year, The Heritage Foundation published…
News Releases posted May 18, 2016
Child Nutrition Policies Ripe for Reform
The House Education and Workforce Committee is marking up a child nutrition reauthorization bill today which addresses school lunch policies, nutrition standards and more. Heritage Foundation experts say it’s past time for Congress to reform these programs.
“Congress should eliminate the extreme nutrition standards that were pushed by First Lady Michelle Obama,” says…
News Releases posted May 3, 2016
Heritage Expert Responds to Calls for Taxpayer-Funded Bailout of Puerto Rico
In his letter to Congress yesterday, Treasury Secretary Lew tried to further grease the tracks for a taxpayer-funded bailout of Puerto Rico. Salim Furth, research fellow in macroeconomics at The Heritage Foundation says that’s a bad idea:
“Congress should continue to stand firm and set a clear precedent that local governments and creditors can expect no financial help…
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Rory Cooper on the State of the Union Address: Heritage in Focus Podcast
In this week's Heritage in Focus podcast, Director of Communications Rory Cooper discusses the 2012 State of the Union address. David Weinberger hosts. To get regular updates on Heritage in Focus podcasts, visit our RSS feed or subscribe on iTunes. To listen to more Heritage Foundation podcasts, visit our podcast page.…