The President's Message

The President's Message

Events, activities, and important updates

More about Kay Coles James

Kay Coles James appeared on C-SPAN’s Q&A September 22, 2019, where she discussed her upbringing, work in both Bush administrations, Heritage’s goals, and the conservative movement. Watch the full episode here

Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James joined Fox News on August 6, 2019, to discuss her personal experience with welfare and the impact of liberal policies on inner cities. Read her commentary here.

Kay Coles James joined Fox News, Thursday, May 2, to talk about her recent experience as part of Google's AI board, the Left's attacks on her as a conservative, and the need for the Left to truly practice the tolerance and open-mindedness it preaches. Watch the rest of the interview here.

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Peace through Strength
The America that we cherish and hope to pass on to the next generation depends on the promise that we have a military strong enough to protect it and everything it stands for. Read the commentary.

Building a Movement to Stop ‘Democratic Socialism’
If we hope to recognize this country 10 years from now, if we want to pass on to our children and grandchildren a nation that’s as least as free and prosperous as the one we inherited, we need to focus our efforts on turning everyday Americans away from the false promises of bigger government. And we need greater education and outreach to do it. Read the commentary.

Congratulating Edwin Meese III on Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom
I’ve known and worked with Attorney General Ed Meese for nearly two decades at The Heritage Foundation and I feel there isn’t a recipient more worthy of this honor. Read the statement.

Protecting Religious Liberty
I was recently at the United Nations General Assembly when President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president in history to convene a meeting at the U.N. solely devoted to protecting religious liberty. When critics declared it was simply a political move to score points with his base, they failed to understand how important religious liberty is to the peace, prosperity and freedom of the religious and nonreligious alike. Read the commentary.

Toward a Freer Trade Deal With Canada and Mexico
The United States should be doing all it can to maintain a strong economy while protecting Americans’ wallets and jobs. One significant way to help inoculate the economy from a slowdown — and to make it hum along even faster — is more free trade. Read the commentary.


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Crime and Justice

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Defense

Education

Energy Economics

Environment

Europe

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Homeland Security

Immigration

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Life

Poverty and Inequality

Religion and Civil Society

School Safety Initiative

Socialism

Space Policy

Tax Cuts

Welfare Reform


Honoring the Memories of Those We Lost on 9/11
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On Mark Esper's Confirmation as Secretary of Defense
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On Independence Day
2019: A Nation Worth Lauding
2018: Read the statement

On The Heritage Foundation’s Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship
2019: Journalist Mollie Hemingway

On Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment's Passage in the House
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On Receiving Legacy Award from U.S. Dream Academy
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On the 70th Anniversary of NATO
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On Nomination of Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve Board
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On Neomi Rao’s Confirmation to Federal Bench
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On Andrew Wheeler Confirmation to Lead EPA
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On President Reagan's Birthday
Happy Birthday, President Ronald Reagan – Your Legacy Is With Us, Even Today

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Our Nation Is Not Yet Cleansed of Racism. Here’s What We Should Do.

On Veterans Day
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On the Resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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On the 2018 Midterm Elections
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Conservatives Will Keep Fighting for Solutions That Are Good for America

On the 73rdAnniversary of V-J Day
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On Dr. Kiron Skinner
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Ambassador Nikki Haley: A Profile in Courage
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On Brett Kavanaugh
On Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination
Brett Kavanaugh Has Proven that He’s Faithful to the Constitution
On Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court

ADAPT Protest and Meeting
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Virginia Library’s Women in History Program
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Women’s History Month
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On 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

Obituaries

On the Death of George H.W. Bush
On the Death of Richard DeVos
On the Death of John McCain
On the Death of Rev. Billy Graham
On the Death of Barbara Bush
On the Death of Charles Krauthammer
On the Death of David Koch

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