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House Budget Caps Deal is a Bust for Americans

Press: Apr 09, 2019

Washington—This week, Democrats in the House of Representatives continued their onslaught of leftist legislation with H.R. 2021, the “Investing for the People Act,” a bill that eviscerates the budget caps and treats liberal, domestic-spending programs with equal importance to our national defense and the security of the American people. Their

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TANF Coaltion Letter

Blog: Apr 04, 2019

April 4, 2019 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Charles Schumer The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy, The undersigned organizations and individuals write to express our strong support for Senator Steve Daines’ (R-MT) and Rep

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Health Care Choices Proposal—The Conservative Plan for America’s Health Care System

Press: Apr 03, 2019

Washington—On December 14, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ruled the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) unconstitutional in its entirety. The case now resides in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, to which the Justice Department sent a letter last week, informing the court that it

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Heritage Action Sentinels to Lobby for Health Care for Born-Alive Abortion Survivors

Press: Mar 27, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Grassroots activists lobby their elected official to sign the discharge petition to force a floor vote on Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) WHERE: Key target district offices on Capitol Hill WHEN: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Washington—Yesterday, Minority Whip Steve

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The Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act of 2019: Question & Answer

Blog: Mar 25, 2019

Background Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Senators Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Tom Cotton (R-Ark) recently introduced the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act (H.R. 1605 and S. 695). This legislation would provide active duty military families federally funded Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) that they could use

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The Eight Craziest Policies in the Green New Deal

Blog: Mar 25, 2019

The “Green New Deal” is officially titled ”Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal” (H.Res. 109 and S.Res.59). These resolutions, if passed, would not change any law, but express the sentiment that it is “the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green

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Setting the Record Straight on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: Claims and Responses

Blog: Mar 21, 2019

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) is non-controversial legislation that would require that appropriate medical care be given to any infant who survived an attempted abortion and that the infant be transported and admitted to a hospital. Health care practitioners who violate these requirements would be subject to

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Heritage Action Supports Rep. Kevin Brady’s and Senator Steve Daines’ JOBS for Success Act

Press: Mar 14, 2019

Washington—Today, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) introduced the Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services for Success Act. This legislation will reform the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program by strengthening the requirements that recipients be engaged in work or in preparing themselves for work

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Is H.R. 1 Really “for the People?”

Blog: Mar 07, 2019

In January, House Democrats introduced their signature piece of legislation, H.R. 1, the “For The People Act.” H.R. 1 is full of unconstitutional and unnecessary policies that liberals want to use to hijack America’s election processes. This bill is anything but “for the people.” Free and fair elections are the

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Heritage Action Supports Rep. Jim Banks’ and Senator Ben Sasse’s Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act

Press: Mar 07, 2019

Washington—Today, Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Senators Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act. This legislation would provide active duty military families federally funded Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) that they could use to pay for whatever educational service

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