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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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Trump Administration Protects Life, Defunds Abortion Providers

Press: May 18, 2018

Washington—This morning, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the Trump administration would re-establish a Reagan-era rule that blocks recipients of Title X funding from 1) referring pregnant women to abortion clinics, and 2) operating under the same roof as an abortion clinic. Grant recipients would be required

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Food Stamp and Farm Bill Falls Short

Press: May 17, 2018

Washington—The House is scheduled to resume consideration of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2). As Agri-pulse noted this morning, “House Republican leaders ensured that farm bill amendments that will be debated on the House floor won’t include ones attacking crop insurance which stood the best chance of

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Congress Should Pass President Trump’s Rescissions Request

Press: May 08, 2018

Washington—This morning, the Trump administration formally requested Congress rescind more than $15 billion in previously appropriated funding. The authority for such a request comes from the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (ICA). Heritage Action released the following statement from Chief Operating Officer Tim Chapman:   The Trump administration deserves credit

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Coalition to Congress: Farm Bill Must Address Out-of-Control Subsidy Programs

Blog: May 02, 2018

Dear Members of Congress:  The undersigned organizations are leading organizations in the conservative and free-market community, representing millions of members, supporters, and activists. We have come together to urge all House members to play a leading role in making major reforms to the out of control farm subsidy system. The

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