The President's Message

The President's Message

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More about Kay C. James


Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James joined Fox Business on February 4, 2020, to preview the State of the Union and discuss why Americans are flourishing under Trump and this economy.

“I got into government and public policy because of the life issue, and when I’m 90 years old, that’s the issue that’s going to get me out of bed in the morning,” James said during her speech at the National Pro-Life Summit. Read more on The Daily Signal.

Kay C. 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 C. 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.

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The Far-Left’s Strategy to Control Your Community
Why are wealthy left-wing donors across the country, the abortion industry and national gun-control groups more interested in your local school board and city council races than most of the people who live in your own town? Read the commentary.

On Heritage Action
Tim Chapman has been an indispensable leader in the conservative movement for many years, including over a decade of service for The Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action for America. I congratulate Tim as he moves into a new and exciting role alongside Ambassador Nikki Haley. Read the statement.

President Trump Keeps His Promises to the “Forgotten Americans”
In his 2016 victory speech, Donald trump talked about “the forgotten men and women of our country,” declaring that they “will be forgotten no longer.” Today, after months of impeachment proceedings, accusations of wrongdoing and a media that has reported overwhelmingly negative stories about him for three years, his polling numbers are at their highest ever. Why? Because the president kept his promise to remember the forgotten, and he’s continued to push ahead with policies to help them and every American. Read the commentary.

Unwarranted, Divisive Impeachment Behind Us, Time for Congress to Get Back to Work
This impeachment of President Trump never warranted the time, attention, and resources that Congress spent on it, and the process has only served to further divide the country at a time when we desperately needed unity. Read the statement.

The State of Our Union Has Never Been Better
The state of our union has never been better. President Trump delivered an optimistic vision for America—one that celebrates freedom, builds on our economic prosperity, and defends our cherished principles. From protecting our homeland to honoring American heroes, this president has delivered on his promises and is focused on building on his accomplishments. Read the statement.

On Policy

Budget and Spending


Crime and Justice


The Constitution



Energy Economics



Farm Bill

Government Spending

Homeland Security


International Relations


Political Process

Poverty and Inequality

Religious Liberty

School Safety Initiative


Space Policy

Tax Cuts


Welfare Reform

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 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