The President's Message

The President's Message

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More about 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.

Kay Coles James talks about her incredible upbringing dealing with real racism, and how conservatives can and should seize the mantle of civil rights from the left.

Amidst times of tension and difficulty, Americans are looking for solutions—something Kay C. James, President of the Heritage Foundation, joined Hugh Hewitt to talk about. She also shares a bit of her own story and a glimpse at the work the National Coronavirus Recovery Commission is doing to protect both American lives and livelihoods.

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Mal-Educated Rioters and Spineless Politicians Wage a War Against Democracy
All around us, the forces of socialism, Marxism and anarchy are waging a war against democracy and the moral legitimacy of the great American experiment. Radicals have hijacked peaceful protests and are using the current racial unrest as a tool to attack the very foundation of our nation. Read the commentary.

Supreme Court Decision to Protect Religious School Autonomy
This ruling is welcome news for Americans of all faiths. By allowing religious institutions— without interference from government—to decide for themselves who will teach their faith and how that faith will be taught, America preserves the fundamental right of religious freedom. Read the statement.

Supreme Court Ruling Finally Lets Nuns Live Out Their Faith
It is truly heartbreaking that in a nation where we hold religious liberty as one of our highest ideals, government attempted to force religious organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor to act against their most deeply held religious beliefs. Read the statement.

Supreme Court Ruling to Protect the Electoral College
Today’s Supreme Court decision safeguards our Electoral College system, which has protected our democratic process and provided unprecedented stability in our form of representative democracy for more than two centuries. The Electoral College was intended to ensure that voters’ voices were heard no matter where they live in a nation as geographically diverse as ours. Read the statement.

USMCA Ushers in New Chapter of American Trade
Now law of the land, the USMCA has opened a door to a brighter future for Americans everywhere. It puts families, businesses, workers, and farmers first by reducing prices on goods, increasing exports, and creating more and higher paying jobs. Read the statement.

Nation’s Values Under Attack—We Must Do This to Stop the Left’s Socialist Agenda
Our country is under attack from radical leftists. Mobs rampage through our streets, monuments are being destroyed, and the very law and order that ensures our communities’ peace and security is being undermined. Read the commentary.

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Russ Vought to Lead OMB
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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
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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