Heritage’s Influence in 2017


Heritage’s Influence in 2017

Dec 28, 2017

President Donald J. Trump at The Heritage Foundation's 2017 President's Club Meeting. Willis Bretz

Conservatives will close 2017 with a number of policy victories, and The Heritage Foundation played an influential role in all of them.

“Since Trump’s inauguration, Heritage’s influence has only grown,” said Ed Feulner, president and founder of The Heritage Foundation.

“The administration appears to be with us on a great many priorities. And even on areas we differ, we still have an open door to the White House and to Congress. For all intents and purposes, we are in a position to get our ideas out like never before.”

Here is a look at just some of Heritage’s impact this year.

Heritage's Influence in 2017

Heritage Fellow and Board Member Inspire Trump’s Tax Reform Ideas

An op-ed in The New York Times by four leading conservatives inspired President Donald Trump’s outline for tax reform, according to The Hill. Two of the op-ed’s authors are affiliated with The Heritage Foundation ... Keep reading.

President Trump Gives Major Policy Speech at The Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club Meeting

"We are pleased and honored to host President Donald Trump at this year’s Heritage Foundation President’s Club Meeting,” said Heritage Foundation founder and president Ed Feulner. “President Trump will be the fourth sitting president to address this annual meeting of Heritage members and supporters ... Keep reading. 

Heritage Influences Pentagon to Return to a ‘Two War’ Posture

It’s been reported that the Pentagon has formed a team to figure out how the United States can return to a “two-war” posture, a move that Heritage has been advocating since the introduction of its Index of U.S. Military Strength in 2015 ... Keep reading

Lawmakers Flock to Heritage This Fall to Speak on Policy Reforms

After months of negotiations, House Republicans kicked off their tax-reform agenda on Sept. 27. The very next day, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas), the top tax writer, spoke at Heritage about the urgent need for tax reform ... Keep reading

President Trump Cites Heritage Research on Paris Climate Change Agreement

President Donald Trump cited Heritage Foundation research on the Paris climate change agreement during his speech in Harrisburg, Pa., that marked his 100th day in office ... Keep reading

Heritage’s Persistence Plays Role in Keystone XL Pipeline Permit

For seven years, Heritage advocated for the government to approve the pipeline. In that time, Heritage’s team produced more than 100 research reports and commentaries and Heritage experts spoke on numerous TV and radio programs on the topic ... Keep reading

Heritage Experts Help White House Push for 3 Percent Economic Growth

“If the Trump administration has one overarching goal, it’s to Make America Great Again. But what does this mean? It means we are promoting MAGAnomics—and that means sustained 3% economic growth” wrote Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, in the Wall Street Journal recently. 

Experts from The Heritage Foundation have been working alongside Mulvaney to ensure that this goal is reached ... Keep reading

Heritage Hosts Three Heads of State in Just One Month

The Heritage Foundation is a regular hotbed of unofficial diplomatic activity these days,” says James Carafano, Heritage’s E.W. Richardson Fellow and Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy ... Keep reading

Heritage Influences State Department Withdrawal From UNESCO

Last week, President Trump called for the United States to pull out of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), a move that The Heritage Foundation has advocated for years ... Keep reading

Daily Signal Reporter Connects White House with Victims of Obamacare

President Trump and Vice President Pence both recently met with victims of Obamacare to hear the real story of the health care law’s impact on families across the country ... Keep reading