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Conservative Opportunities in the 2018 Lame Duck

Blog: Oct 11, 2018

What is a Lame Duck session of Congress? A Lame Duck session of Congress occurs after an election and before the start of a new Congressional session. This year’s lame duck will take place between November 7th and January 3rd. Why does a Lame Duck session of Congress matter this

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Heritage Action Releases Television Ads for Nine Targeted Districts in the 2018 Midterm Election

Press: Oct 10, 2018

Washington—Today Heritage Action for America began its first television ad buy of the 2018 midterm elections. This $1.1 million ad buy will run in 9 congressional districts across the country. Heritage Action will help secure the conservative vote with a 4-week ad campaign on Fox News Channel in all

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Heritage Action Praises Confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Press: Oct 06, 2018

Washington—Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Kavanaugh is a supremely qualified candidate who is widely respected by his colleagues on the bench and will, based on his 12-year record, faithfully uphold

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Cromnibus Betrays Regular Order and Shuts Down Conservative Policy

Press: Sep 13, 2018

Washington—Today the House will vote on a conference report on a minibus that includes Energy-Water, Military Construction-VA, and Legislative Branch spending measures. According to news reports, House and Senate party leaders have also struck a deal on a Defense and Labor-HHS-Education conference report which will include a continuing resolution funding

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Heritage Action Supports the Speedy Confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh

Press: Aug 10, 2018

Washington—Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced a long-awaited hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Kavanaugh has spent 12 years on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, has issued over 300 opinions, and the committee

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Heritage Action to spend $2.5 million and back 12 candidates this November

Press: Aug 08, 2018

Washington—Heritage Action is spending $2.5 million in 12 congressional districts this election cycle. Through a combined digital, print, and TV advertising campaign, Heritage Action will secure the conservative vote while strategically reaching out to swing voters. Heritage Action released the following statement from Executive Director Tim Chapman: This fall, Heritage

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Heritage Action Supports Rep. Todd Rokita’s Making D.I. Work for All Americans Act

Blog: Jul 26, 2018

This week, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) introduced the Making D.I. Work for All Americans Act (H.R. 6532). This legislation would reform the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program to save it from insolvency. By correcting the many flaws and inefficiencies in the program through this legislation, SSDI will better serve

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Heritage Action Supports House Ways & Means Legislation Expanding HSAs

Press: Jul 25, 2018

Washington—This week, the House will vote on a package of health insurance reform bills to expand the size and scope of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). First signed into law in 2003, HSAs empower patient control over their own health care choices and are now used by over 20 million individuals

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Congress Should Reject NFIP Extension Absent Reforms

Press: Jul 24, 2018

Washington—Today, the House will consider an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (S. 1182) through November 30th under suspension of the rules. This bill extends the program right into a lame duck session of Congress and contains zero reforms that both Republicans and Democrats have voted for in the

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Heritage Action Supports the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act (H.R. 1881) as an Amendment to the FY 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill

Press: Jul 11, 2018

Washington—On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee will markup the FY19 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill. This markup provides Congress with an opportunity to protect faith-based adoption agencies by including the bipartisan Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act (H.R. 1881) as an amendment to the bill. Faith-based adoption

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