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President Donald J. Trump recently awarded Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James the National Humanities Medal “for her intellectual leadership, devotion to our constitutional principles, and steadfast commitment to opportunity for all.” 

The award recognizes James’ lifetime of achievements, from her work creating better educational opportunities for students to her service under four U.S. presidents to her position leading America’s conservative movement as president of The Heritage Foundation. 

In an eleventh-hour ruling finalized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the outgoing Trump administration amended Obamacare so that some states will be able to waive burdensome federal mandates and offer patients innovative health care options.

The Heritage Foundation received major honors in the University of Pennsylvania’s internationally renowned “Global Go-To Think Tank Index Report,” the 2020 edition of which was released Thursday.

Heritage is ranked No. 1 among think tanks worldwide for “Best Use of Social Media and Networks” and, for the third year in a row, received the top ranking for being the “Think Tank with the Best Use of the Internet.”


The Heritage Foundation consistently ranks as one of the most impactful think tanks across the globe. A new book explores the future of think tanks and features contributions from two longtime Heritage leaders. 

Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James and Heritage founder Ed Feulner have essays in the book, offering their knowledge and insight on the role of think tanks and what trials and tribulations they will face in the coming years. 


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