Policy experts at The Heritage Foundation continue to lead the way in promoting conservative solutions on Capitol Hill. At this point in the year, scholars have testified 23 times before congressional committees in the House and Senate.
These experts have advocated for conservative policy proposals on energy, welfare reform, education, and many other issues before Congress.
At this same time in 2017, Heritage experts had given 18 testimonies to Congress. And at this point in 2018, 17 experts had testified on the Hill that year. Overall, there were 34 testimonies given in 2017 and 31 in 2018.
Nick Loris, deputy director of the Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow in energy and environmental policy, testified on four separate occasions to committees in the House about climate change, natural resources, and fuel standards.
“Committee hearings are the official building blocks of the legislative process,” said Tommy Binion, vice president of government relations at Heritage. “Expert testimony directly influences policy making and Heritage has become known to some of the most professional witnesses with the right expertise.”
Here is a complete list of testimonies so far in 2019:
Hans von Spakovsky – For the Act of 2019
Ed Haislmaier – Impact of the Administration’s Policies Affecting the Affordable Care Act
Kevin Dayaratna – Climate and Coastal Communities
Arthur Milikh – Exposure to Pornography Public Health Crisis for the State of MD
John York – Effects of Vacancies at the Merit Systems Protection Board
Nick Loris – Ensuring Resiliency of Military Installations and Operations in Response to Climate Changes
Joshua Meservey – Looking Forward: US-Africa Relations
Katie Tubb – Pennsylvania's Nuclear Waste Containment
Grace Marie Turner – Medicare for All Act of 2019
Rachel Greszler – Paid Family and Medical Leave: Helping Workers and Employers Succeed
Joel Griffith – A Review of the State of and Barriers to Minority Homeownership
Lindsey Burke – Examining For-Profit College Oversight and Student Debt
John Malcolm – Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes
Jim Carafano – Five Years After the Revolution of Dignity: Ukraine's Progress/Russia's Malign Activities
Paul Larkin – Unlocked Potential? Small Businesses in the Cannabis Industry
Nick Loris – Driving in Reverse: The Administration’s Rollback of Fuel Economy and Clean Car Standards Dean Cheng – A ‘World-Class’ Military: Assessing China’s Global Military Ambitions
Ted Bromund – Transatlantic Policy Impacts of the U.S. – EU Trade Conflict
Nick Loris – Oversight: Oil and Gas Development: Impacts of Business-as-Usual on the Climate and Public Health
Rachel Greszler – Legislative: Energy and Mineral Resources Legislative Hearing
Olivia Enos – Human Rights in Southeast Asia: A Regional Outlook
Daren Bakst – When Science Gets Trumped: Scientific Integrity at the Department of the Interior