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Kay C. James has a vision for how Americans can find peace, hope and stability in these trying times—one she discussed with CEO of Concerned Women for America, Penny Nance, on the podcast "Use Your Voice."

"The radical left is bent on demonizing the police—an institution made up of Americans like you and me, many of whom would lay down their lives to keep communities across this nation safe. Let's #BackTheBlue and #DefendThePolice!" - Kay C. James

“This Independence day, let’s remember what’s great about America. We are a nation where everyone—regardless of where they started from in life—has the opportunity to create their own future and achieve great things.” - Kay C. James

Kay C. James, President of the Heritage Foundation, joined the Rush Limbaugh Show on June 10, 2020, to discuss how conservatives can respond to the race issues our nation faces with solutions that will actually help us heal.

Kay C. James joined The Rush Limbaugh show on June 10, 2020 to share how Heritage’s National Coronavirus Recovery Commission has detailed over 200 recommendations to save both lives and livelihoods.

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Heritage Launches Campaign for Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court
At this pivotal point in our nation’s history, Judge Barrett is the right person for the job. She is a committed originalist with sterling credentials, a brilliant legal mind, and a steel backbone. Every American should not only support her nomination, but celebrate it. Read the news release.

Praising Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for U.S. Supreme Court
Amy Coney Barrett is an outstanding choice for the Supreme Court. She is an originalist who respects the Constitution and will issue rulings based on the law. She is both liked and admired by friends and colleagues across the political and ideological spectrum for her intelligence, warmth, compassion, and collegiality. These qualities will serve her well when she joins the Supreme Court. Judge Barrett will be an exceptional justice. Read the news release.

National Coronavirus Recovery Commission Offers Roadmap for COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery
While COVID-19 continues to spread, Americans can’t afford to wait months or even years until a vaccine is developed to try to get back to a greater semblance of normal. Read the commentary.

Confirm Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee—Don’t Give In to Threats, Senators
We need a full bench with nine justices so that ties can be broken, decisions can be final, and the court can continue its critical work without delay. Read the commentary.

Never Before Have We Had to Defend the Constitution Like We Have to Today
Between the lack of civics education in our schools and the outright promotion of Marxist propaganda in our universities, younger generations have lost sight of just how important our Constitution truly is. Read the commentary.

Heritage Foundation Launches Citizens Guide to Fight for America
What we do today will determine what kind of future we leave to our children and grandchildren. The Citizens Guide to Fight for America provides a simple action plan for individual Americans to spend as little as one minute a week doing something to ensure we keep the America we love. Read the news release.

Your Right to Vote Is Sacred. Don’t Give It Up
The right to vote is among the most sacred rights we have as Americans. It is fundamental to our democracy. Read the commentary. Read the commentary.

We Must Educate Future Generations on the Myths and Realities of Socialism
Too often, we have failed to educate newer generations about the myths and realities of socialism, instead leaving it up to others who have a different agenda. In partial reparation, then, here are six of the more persistent myths debunked. Read the commentary.

Praising President Trump for Commitment to Defend American Values
We are pleased that the president has reaffirmed this commitment to the sanctity of human life, as well as the additional commitments to affirm religious liberty and the Second Amendment. Read the statement.

Swiftly Confirm Chad Wolf As Secretary of Homeland Security
Americans deserve leaders who are committed to keeping the country safe and protecting their rights and freedoms from all enemies, foreign and increasingly as of late, domestic. As acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf has done exactly that, and the Senate should rapidly confirm him once nominated. Read the statement.

On Policy


Budget and Spending

Civil Rights

Civil Society

Crime and Justice



The Constitution



Election Integrity

Energy Economics



Farm Bill

Government Spending

Homeland Security


International Relations


Marriage and Family

Political Process

Poverty and Inequality


Public Health

Religious Liberty

School Safety Initiative


Space Policy

Tax Cuts



Welfare Reform

President Trump Nominates Heritage Legal Scholar to Serve on U.S. Sentencing Commission
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Heritage Foundation Releases ‘Mandate for Leadership’ and ‘Solutions 2020’
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Russ Vought to Lead OMB
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Russ Vought Is a Fearless Advocate for American Taxpayers

Applauding Choice of Mark Meadows as White House Chief of Staff
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On Heritage Action
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On the State of the Union
Conservatives Want to Hear About New Success in 2019 State of the Union
2020: The State of Our Union Has Never Been Better

Congratulating Edwin Meese III on Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom
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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


On the Death of James Gattuso
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

Kay Coles James

Kay Coles James

May 22, 2018