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Letter to Congress: Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act (H.R. 1881)

Blog: Jul 10, 2018

The Honorable Rodney Frelinghuysen ChairmanCommittee on AppropriationsU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515The Honorable Tom ColeChairmanLabor, HHS, Education Appropriations SubcommitteeCommittee on AppropriationsU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Frelinghuysen and Chairman Cole, We write on behalf of millions of Americans including adoptive parents, child welfare services providers, faith-based organizations

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Heritage Action will work with the U.S. Senate to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Press: Jul 09, 2018

Washington—Tonight, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Like Justice Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh comes from the president’s 2016 campaign shortlist of highly-qualified Supreme Court nominees and possesses a strong track record of faithfully upholding the Constitution as

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Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Paves the Way for a New Justice Committed to Upholding the Constitution

Press: Jun 27, 2018

Washington—Earlier today, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the United States Supreme Court after more than thirty years of service. First appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, Justice Kennedy has frequently been the deciding vote on high-profile cases involving abortion, religious liberty

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​Supreme Court Opens Pandora’s Box on Internet Sales Tax

Press: Jun 21, 2018

Washington—Today in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court overturned long-standing precedent preventing states from forcing out-of-state businesses to collect and remit their state sales tax. Reaffirmed in 1992 in Quill v. North Dakota, the physical presence standard limited state taxing authority to businesses with a physical presence within the state

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Comparison of House Immigration Bills [Infographic]

Blog: Jun 20, 2018

Heritage Action is opposed to the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (H.R. 6136) and will include it as a key vote on our legislative scorecard. Separately from amnesty, Congress should provide a legislative fix to the family separation crisis at the southern border. Below is chart comparing the two

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Congress Should Fix Family Separation at the Border Immediately and Separately from Amnesty

Press: Jun 19, 2018

Washington—Over the past week, it has been reported that 2,000 undocumented immigrant children are currently being held by Health and Human Services at the southern border in temporary shelters. These 2,000 children crossed the southern border accompanied by a parent illegally but have claimed asylum. Adjudicating an asylum claim takes

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Heritage Action will Key Vote Against Amnesty “Compromise” Proposal

Press: Jun 14, 2018

Washington—Next week, the House is expected to vote on two separate immigration proposals drafted by Republican lawmakers. While the proposals will vary in scope, both will contain amnesty provisions. Amnesty, as The Heritage Foundation explained in 2013, “comes in many forms, but in all its variations, it . .

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Heritage Action Supports the Revised Counter Terrorism and Illicit Finance Act (H.R. 6068)

Press: Jun 14, 2018

Washington—A revised anti-money laundering bill was scheduled to be marked-up in the House Financial Service Committee today named the Counter Terrorism and Illicit Finance Act (H.R. 6068), introduced by Rep. Stevan Pearce (R-N.M.). The bill modernizes the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) by updating reporting thresholds that have not been updated

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Heritage Action Announces New Vice President

Press: Jun 05, 2018

Washington—Jessica Anderson will be returning to Heritage Action as vice president after serving for 16 months in the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). She will be taking over for Dan Holler, who will be joining Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) team as deputy chief of staff later this

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Heritage Action Names Tim Chapman Executive Director

Press: May 22, 2018

Washington—This morning, Heritage Action for America announced Tim Chapman will serve as the organization’s new executive director, effective immediately. In that capacity, Chapman will be responsible for setting the strategy and vision of Heritage Action, ensuring it advances the mission of The Heritage Foundation. Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James

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