Heritage Action Presidential Candidate Forum
Heritage Action will be hosting a presidential candidate forum on September 18th in Greenville, South Carolina at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in downtown Greenville. Featured guests include Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham, Former Senator Jim DeMint, and Governor Nikki Haley. We feel there is a need to restore conservative principles to the presidential debate. At this forum the candidates will engage in a dialogue with experts and voters on the policies embedded in our Opportunity for All, Favoritism to None agenda.
Opportunity for All, Favoritism to None is a comprehensive principled agenda that provides a policy roadmap to create opportunity, growth, civil society, limited government, national security and favoritism. You can learn more here.
Who? We will be inviting every viable Republican presidential candidate.
When? September 18th, 2015
Where? Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina
All attendees must be registered. Space will be limited to those registered first before we take walk ins
To: Interested Parties
From: Heritage Action for America
Date: May 18, 2015
Subject: Path to Ex-Im Reauthorization Rapidly Closing
Because the House appears poised to allow the Export-Import Bank to expire on June 30th without taking any action, proponents of reauthorizing the bank are staking their hopes on the Senate jamming the House. That path seems to be increasingly difficult to walk. While it is conventional wisdom to believe the Senate can “jam the House” the reality is that doing so is extremely difficult. There are two general scenarios in which Senate action could spur House action, but those situations are unlikely to materialize into significant threats.
Read the entire memo.
Today the House will vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), introduced by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) 88%
. This legislation will protect unborn children by preventing abortions five months after fertilization, at which time scientific evidence suggests the child can feel pain. In 2013, a similar bill passed the House by a 228-196 vote, but did not receive consideration in the Senate.
Mike Needham joined with Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of Susan B. Anthony List, urging Congress to vote YES to H.R. 36.
This bill is a common-sense piece of legislation which protects unborn children after 20 weeks, or 5 months of pregnancy, based on their ability to feel excruciating pain. Previous uninformed notions that unborn and newborn babies could not feel pain, or misinformation on the ability of preterm infants to survive, are refuted by a growing body of scientific evidence. Our nation’s public policy should not reflect the tiring and uninformed politics of choice, but rather should catch up with the growing body of scientific evidence of pain and advancing perinatal medicine.
View the full letter here.
The Obama administration is negotiating a deal with Iran on that nation’s nuclear program. Some conservative Senators believe Iran should be forced to recognize Israel’s right to exist before any deal can take effect.
However President Obama disagrees that Iran should recognize Israel as a state.
Senator Marco Rubio is pushing an amendment that would require the Obama administration to certify that Iran has publicly recognized Israel’s right to exist before America lifts sanctions on Iran.
Rubio’s amendment may be blocked – not allowed to come up for a vote.
Senate leaders will likely block this important amendment unless they feel the urgent and growing pressure from conservatives outside of Washington.
Take action today: Call your Senators and tell them to urge leadership to allow a vote on Rubio’s Israel amendment.
This week the Senate will take up the Corker-Cardin Iran bill or S. 615.
What is happening with Iran? The Obama Administration is in the final stages of negotiating a bad deal with Iran would allow the country to keep more than 6,000 operational centrifuges. Under this deal Iran wouldn’t even have to renounce terrorism or recognize Israel. It’s a bad deal for America and for the safety of the world.
What does the Corker-Cardin bill do? The Corker Cardin bill (S. 615) sets up a sham disapproval process on any presidential agreement with Iran. If passed, Congress would essentially be lowering the number of Senators needed to approve a bad international agreement from 67 to 34. This bill will not help stop President Obama’s Iran deal.
What can you do? Call your senators and urge them to vote “NO” on the Corker-Cardin Iran bill.
America cannot afford to give the Obama administration unchecked authority to negotiate with Iran– stop the Corker-Cardin Iran bill.
Call your senators today.