Social Issues

Heritage Action Supports Rep. Kevin Brady’s and Senator Steve Daines’ JOBS for Success Act

Press: Mar 14, 2019

Washington—Today, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) introduced the Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services for Success Act. This legislation will reform the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program by strengthening the requirements that recipients be engaged in work or in preparing themselves for work


Is H.R. 1 Really “for the People?”

Blog: Mar 07, 2019

In January, House Democrats introduced their signature piece of legislation, H.R. 1, the “For The People Act.” H.R. 1 is full of unconstitutional and unnecessary policies that liberals want to use to hijack America’s election processes. This bill is anything but “for the people.” Free and fair elections are the


Heritage Action Supports Rep. Jim Banks’ and Senator Ben Sasse’s Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act

Press: Mar 07, 2019

Washington—Today, Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Senators Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act. This legislation would provide active duty military families federally funded Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) that they could use to pay for whatever educational service


The House must pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Press: Feb 25, 2019

Washington—The Senate failed tonight to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S.311). This common-sense legislation, which received bipartisan support, would have required medical care to be given to babies born alive during failed abortion procedures. Heritage Action released the following statement from Executive Director Tim Chapman: Opposition to the


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