2015 Conservative Policy Summit
Opportunity for All, Favoritism to None

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
11:00 a.m. REGISTRATION OPENS

12:00 – 12:20 a.m. WELCOME ADDRESS

12:00 – 12:03 a.m. Introduction

   Michael A. Needham
   Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Action for America

12:03 – 12:20 p.m. Reclaiming Progress: Conservatives Against the Crony Capital

    Jim DeMint
    President, The Heritage Foundation

12:20 – 12:25 p.m. Break (10 minutes)

12:25 – 1:15 p.m. ELIMINATING WASTE AND CONTROLLING GOVERNMENT SPENDING

12:25 – 12:30 p.m. Introduction: Tim Chapman 

12:30 – 12:55 Budget Committee Preview

    The Honorable Tom Price (R-GA)
    United States Representative

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Discussion and Q&A (30 minutes)

     Romina Boccia
     Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Budgetary Affairs
     The Heritage Foundation

     Jason J. Fichtner, Ph.D.
     Senior Research Fellow,
     The Mercatus Center

1:45-2:00 p.m Break

2:00 – 2:50 p.m. CONSERVATIVE LABOR REFORMS

2:00 – 2:05 p.m. Introduction: Tim Chapman 

2:05 – 2:20 p.m. RAISE Act

     The Honorable Todd Rokita (R-IN)
     United States Representative

2:20 – 2:50 p.m. Discussion and Q&A (30 minutes)

     James Sherk
     Senior Policy Analysts in Labor Economics, The Heritage Foundation

     Diane Furchtgott-Roth
     Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

2:50 – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 – 3:50 p.m. FREE MARKET ENERGY SOLUTIONS

3:00 – 3:05 p.m. Introduction: Tim Chapman

3:05 – 3:20 p.m. EXPAND Act

     The Honorable Jeff Duncan (R-SC)
     United States Representative

3:20 – 3:50 p.m. Discussion and Q&A 

     Nick Loris
     Herbert and Joyce Morgan Fellow, Institute for Economic
     Freedom and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation

     Myron Ebell
     Director, Center for Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute

3:50 – 4:00 p.m. Break

4:00 – 4:35 p.m. SENATOR TED CRUZ KEYNOTE ADDRESS

4:00 – 4:05 p.m. Introduction: The Honorable Jim DeMint
President, The Heritage Foundation

4:05 – 4:45 p.m. The Honorable Ted Cruz (R-TX) 
                                United States Senator

4:45 – 4:55 p.m. Question & Answer

4:55 – 5:00 p.m. Break

5:00 – 5:50 p.m. CONSERVATIVES SWEEP 2014 ELECTIONS

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. New Member Panel Discussion

Moderator: Tim Chapman

     The Honorable Dave Brat (R-VA)
     United States Representative

     The Honorable Ken Buck (R-CO)
     United States Representative

     The Honorable Barry Loudermilk (R-GA)
     United States Representative

     The Honorable Gary Palmer (R-AL)
     United States Representative

     The Honorable John Ratcliffe (R-TX)
     United States Representative

5:30 – 5:50 p.m. Question & Answer

5:50 – 6:00 p.m. Break

6:00 – 6:40 p.m. CONGRESSMAN JIM JORDAN KEY NOTE ADDRESS

6:00 – 6:05 p.m. Introduction: Tim Chapman 

6:05 – 6:25 p.m. The Honorable Jim Jordan (R-OH) 
                               United States Representative

6:25 – 6:35 p.m. Question & Answer

6:35 – 6:40 p.m. Closing Remarks: Tim Chapman 

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015

8:00 a.m. REGISTRATION OPENS

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL, FAVORITISM TO NONE

9:00 – 9:05 a.m. Opening Remarks & Introduction: Tim Chapman 
      Chief Operating Officer, Heritage Action for America

9:05 – 9:20 a.m. Address
     Michael A. Needham
     Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Action for America

9:20 – 9:50 a.m. SENATOR MIKE LEE KEYNOTE ADDRESS

9:20 – 9:40 a.m. The Honorable Mike Lee (R-UT)
United States Senator

9:40 – 9:50 a.m. Question & Answer

9:50 – 10:00 a.m. Break

10:00 – 10:50 a.m. FEDERALISM AND EDUCATION: PRE-K-12

10:00 – 10:05 a.m. Introduction: Tim Chapman

10:05 – 10:20 a.m. The Enhancing Educational Opportunities for All Students Act
     The Honorable Luke Messer (R-IN)
     United States Representative

10:20 – 10:50 p.m. Combined Education Discussion and Q&A

     Lindsey Burke
     Will Skillman Fellow in Education
      Institute for Family Community, and Opportunity
     The Heritage Foundation

     Don Soifer
     Vice President, Lexington Institute

     Kara Kerwin
     President, Center for Education Reform

10:50 – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 – 11:50 a.m. BEYOND STUDENT LOANS AND GRANTS: CHANGING THE GAME ON HIGHER EDUCATION

11:00 – 11:05 a.m. Introduction: Tim Chapman 

11:05 – 11:20 a.m. The HERO Act 
     The Honorable Ron DeSantis (R-FL)
     United States Representative

11:20 – 11:30 p.m. Question & Answer

11:30 p.m. SENATOR RAND PAUL KEYNOTE ADDRESS

11:30 – 11:35 p.m. Introduction: The Honorable Jim DeMint 
President, The Heritage Foundation

11:35 – 12:00 p.m. The Honorable Rand Paul (R-KY) 
 United States Senator

12:00 – 12:50 p.m. NATIONAL DEFENSE: A CONSERVATIVE PRIORITY

12:00 – 12:05 p.m. Introduction: Tim Chapman 

12:05 – 12:20 p.m. National Defense 
     The Honorable Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)
     United States Representative

12:20 – 12:50 p.m. Discussion and Q&A

     Steve Bucci
     Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and national Security Policy

     Diem Salmon
     Senior Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting

     Cully Stimson
     Manager, National Security Law Program and Senior Legal Fellow

12:50 – 1:00 p.m. Break

1:00 – 1:50 p.m. DIGITAL SECURITY IN 2015

1:00 – 1:05 p.m. Introduction: Tim Chapman

1:05 – 1:20 p.m. Electronic Communications Privacy Act 
The Honorable Matt Salmon (R-AZ)
United States Representative

1:20 – 1:50 p.m. Discussion and Q&A

     Rupert Hammond-Chambers
     US-Taiwan Business Council

     Claude Barfield
     American Enterprise Institute

     David Inserra
     Research Associate, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
     The Heritage Foundation

     Helle Dale
     Senior Fellow for Public Diplomacy, The Heritage Foundation

1:50 – 2:00 p.m. Break

2:00 – 2:50 p.m. A NEW FOREIGN POLICY AGENDA

2:00 – 2:05 p.m. Introduction: Tim Chapman

2:05 – 2:20 p.m. International Sanctions 
     The Honorable Tom Cotton (R-AR)
     United States Senator

2:20 – 2:50 p.m. Discussion and Q&A

     Jim Phillips
     Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs
     The Heritage Foundation

     Bruce Klingner
     Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia
     The Heritage Foundation

     Ana Quintana
     Research Associate, Latin America
     The Heritage Foundation

2:50 – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 – 4:50 p.m. INDIVISIBLE: LIFE, MARRIAGE, RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AND PROSPERITY

3:00 – 3:05 p.m. Introduction: Tim Chapman

3:05 – 3:20 p.m. The Marriage and Religious Freedom Act (MARFA) 
     The Honorable Raúl Labrador (R-ID)
     United States Representative

3:20 – 3:35 p.m. Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act 
     The Honorable Mike Kelly (R-PA)
     United States Representative

3:35 – 3:55 p.m. Discussion and Q&A

     Ryan Anderson
     William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and a Free Society

     Kerri Kupec
     Alliance Defending Freedom

3:55 – 4:00 p.m. Break

4:00 – 4:05 p.m. Introduction: Tim Chapman

4:05 – 4:20 p.m. Pro-Life Agenda
     The Honorable Chris Smith (R-NJ)
     United States Representative

4:20 – 4:30 p.m. The Honorable Mark Meadows (R-NC) 
                                United States Representative

4:30 – 4:50 p.m. Discussion and Q&A

     Sarah Torre
     Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation

     Chuck Donovan
     Charlotte Lozier Institute