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The Fight to Secure the Border: Frequently Asked Questions

Blog: Feb 20, 2019

Background: Last week, President Trump declared a national emergency after Congress failed to include the President’s $5.7 billion request for new border wall funding in the omnibus spending bill. Since Congress failed to fulfill its responsibility to secure the border, the Trump Administration was left with no other choice but


Heritage Action Launches Advocacy Campaign for Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Press: Feb 18, 2019

Washington—Heritage Action supports the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and is launching an advocacy campaign to build a bipartisan coalition of 218 lawmakers to sign a discharge petition to force a vote on the House floor. A baby’s right to life does not change because it was born in an


DHS Spending Deal Falls Woefully Short of the Promises Made to the American People

Press: Feb 14, 2019

Washington—President Trump was elected on the promise of securing our nation’s borders. Since December, Congressional Democrats have focused their energy on one thing: denying the President his request for border security and increased detention capabilities. Their refusal to compromise in any way is summed up by Speaker Pelosi’s “not one


The President and Congress Should Keep Their Promises to the American People to Finally Secure Our Nation’s Border

Press: Jan 25, 2019

Washington—Today, the President announced a 21-day Continuing Resolution which, if passed, would end the partial government shutdown. As Heritage Action has said from the beginning, there is no need for the government to shutdown. Congress has the responsibility, and the President has the mandate to provide adequate funding to secure


The President Made it Clear That He is Willing to Work with Democrats to Secure the Border

Press: Jan 19, 2019

Washington—Heritage Action released the following statement from Executive Director Tim Chapman in reaction to the President's compromise proposal: The President made it clear that he is doing everything he can to end the Democrats’ refusal to increase our border security and put a stop to the humanitarian crisis on our


Heritage Action Congratulates Ron DeSantis

Press: Jan 08, 2019

Today, former Congressman Ron DeSantis was sworn in as the 46th Governor of Florida. Heritage Action released the following statement from Executive Director Tim Chapman: The election of Ron DeSantis to the Florida governorship is a historic achievement for the state of Florida and the American people. Governor DeSantis is


10 Facts About the Partial Government Shutdown

Blog: Jan 07, 2019

Border security is essential to reduce illegal immigration. Unchecked illegal immigration is detrimental, not just for the U.S., but for the entire Western Hemisphere.The Democrats have the power to end the partial shutdown by simply agreeing to fund border security and the wall.Federal employees are likely to eventually be paid


The USDA Work Requirement Rule Must Be Stronger

Blog: Jan 07, 2019

This past December, President Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill, into law. This new law failed to include reforms to strengthen work requirements for food stamp recipients as advocated for by conservatives for years. To address concerns over the lack of increased


Issue Brief: Democratic House Rules Changes

Blog: Jan 03, 2019

What are the House Rules? In Article I, Section 5 of the U.S. Constitution, both houses of Congress are granted the powers to establish their own rules by which they conduct legislative and other business. These powers are broad and nearly absolute. Rules for the House and Senate vary widely


There is Still Time to Secure the Border

Press: Dec 22, 2018

Washington—Heritage Action released the following statement from Executive Director Tim Chapman in reaction to the Senate’s failure to act to secure the border and the resulting partial government shutdown: As negotiations continue amidst this partial shutdown, our elected officials should remember that the first duty of government is to defend


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