Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James issued the following statement on the death of Jeff Bell:
“Policy victories in the arena of ideas don’t just happen. They require stalwart champions who make a difference both in front of and behind the scenes. Jeff Bell was one of those champions.
“He understood how conservative solutions could help the hard-working men and women of this great country, and through his work with leaders such as Ronald Reagan, he left behind a legacy of freedom. And he did it with a grace and a dignity that is all too rare in our hyper-politicized age.
“We’ll miss Jeff—his inquiring mind, his generous heart, and his noble voice. Those qualities are in short supply today, and sorely needed.”