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Republican Study Committee’s Budget Strikes Good Balance on Cutting Spending and Investing in National Defense

Press: May 01, 2019

Washington—Today, the Republican Study Committee released their Fiscal Year 2020 Budget: “Preserving American Freedom.” The budget implements many conservative policy proposals and reduces overall government spending while meeting our country’s national security needs. Most importantly, it balances the federal budget by 2025 while fully funding our military. The annual budget

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Military Families to Congress: We Need Education Savings Accounts

Press: May 01, 2019

Washington—Today, Heritage Action sent a letter to Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-Tex.) on behalf of over 3,000 military-connected families in support of the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act of 2019 (S. 695 and H.R

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Heritage Action Supports Sen. Mike Braun’s and Rep. Jim Banks’ Pell Grant Flexibility Act

Blog: Apr 29, 2019

In April, Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) introduced the Pell Grant Flexibility Act (S.1072, H.R. 2161). This legislation would modify the Pell Grant program to allow funds to be used for short term skills-based programs such as career and technical training. As of now, low-income college

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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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