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More about Kay C. James

Kay C. James joined Fox News at Night to discuss why conservative ideas should appeal to all Americans and why the current violence we're witnessing is never the answer.

Kay C. James joined Rep. Andy Bigg's podcast, What's the Biggs Idea?, on September 28, 2020, to discuss President Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and the vicious attacks directed at the Barrett family over their adoption of their two children from Haiti. Watch the rest of the interview here

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.

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Applauding Confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court
Justice Barrett has served with honor and distinction throughout her legal and academic career, and I know that she will bring the same rigor and excellence to the Supreme Court. Read the statement.

Social Media’s Preemptive Spiking of New York Post Story Shows Bias Against Conservatives Continues
Twitter and Facebook are quickly backpedaling after suppressing a New York Post story damaging to former Vice President Joe Biden, but that doesn’t erase the fact that just weeks before an election, the social media platforms continue to enforce their rules differently for those with whom they disagree politically. Read the commentary.

Heritage Mourns Loss of Ralph Z. Hallow
His death is a tremendous loss for the journalistic profession and for all of us who knew him. My prayers are with his wife, Millie, and their entire family. Read the statement.

Heritage Foundation Launches New TV Ad to Bolster Support for Judge Amy Coney Barrett
Every American who cares about their own freedom and the freedom of their children and grandchildren should be excited by the choice of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Read the statement.

“No Choice, No Exit: The Left’s Plans for Your Health Care”
If you think your insurance company is stingy when it comes to covering certain claims or is terrible at providing customer service, wait until the government is the only “insurer” in the country and there is no competitor to drive prices down or drive quality up. Read the news release.

Amy Coney Barrett Deserves Fair Confirmation for Supreme Court
Every American who cares about their own freedom and the freedom of their children and grandchildren should be applauding the nomination of Barrett. That’s because rather than just being a Republican or Democrat, she is an originalist, and originalist justices are one of the great safeguards of our rights as Americans. Read the commentary.

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Heritage Foundation Launches $1.1 Million "Fight for America, Vote for America" Ad Campaign
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Heritage Foundation Releases PSA on Encouraging In-Person Voting
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Heritage Launches Campaign for Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court
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Praising Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for U.S. Supreme Court
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Heritage Foundation Launches Citizens Guide to Fight for America
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Praising President Trump for Commitment to Defend American Values
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On Chad Wolf As Secretary of Homeland Security
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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