Social Issues

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


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


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) today. 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


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


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


​Correcting the Record on the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act (H.R. 5199): A Response to the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools

Blog: Apr 27, 2018

Each year, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) distributes billions in taxpayer dollars to support the education of children for whom the federal government has a special responsibility. This group of federally connected children is the focus of the Department of Education’s Impact Aid program. Federally connected students, who number


Mike Needham to be Marco Rubio's Chief of Staff

Press: Apr 17, 2018

Washington—This afternoon, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced Michael A. Needham would serve as his next chief of staff: “Mike brings a wealth of policy, political, and management experience that will greatly complement our office’s mission of serving the people of Florida and leading the effort to modernize the conservative movement


Letter to Congress: Military Families Support School Choice (H.R. 5199)

Blog: Apr 10, 2018

The Honorable John McCain  Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee  U.S. Senate  218 Russell Senate Office Building  Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Mac Thornberry Chairman, House Armed Services Committee  U.S. House of Representatives  2208 Rayburn House Office Building  Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Jack Reed  Ranking Member, Senate Armed Services Committee  U.S


Military Families to Congress: We Need School Choice

Press: Apr 10, 2018

Washington—This morning, Heritage Action sent a letter to Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.), Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-Wash.) on behalf of thousands of military-connected families seeking choice and opportunity in education. Those individuals called on Congress to pass Rep. Jim Banks'


GOP Should Exercise Fiscal Restraint through the Impoundment Control Act

Blog: Apr 06, 2018

Background Passed in 1974, the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act establishes a process for cancelling unnecessary funding to executive branch agencies. Under this law, the president may withhold and permanently cancel funding to executive branch agencies passed into law by Congress. This is accomplished only if Congress approves of