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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Statement on the Senate’s Short-Term Continuing Resolution

Press: Dec 20, 2018

Washington—Heritage Action released the following statement from Executive Director Tim Chapman in reaction to the Senate’s short-term continuing resolution, which will fund the rest of the federal government through February 8, 2019 and into a Democrat House Majority. The American people have been clear—secure the border and put America first

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Court Ruling on Obamacare Gives Congress Another Chance to Get Health Care Right

Press: Dec 14, 2018

Washington—Today, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ruled Obamacare unconstitutional. The Court ruled that the law cannot stand in the aftermath of Congress rolling back a mandate requiring everyone to buy government health insurance or pay a tax. Most likely, this verdict will get appealed to

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Heritage Action Supports Sen. Steve Daines’ Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services for Success (JOBS) Act

Blog: Dec 06, 2018

In 1996, President Clinton signed into law a historic bipartisan accomplishment for the American people: welfare reform. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 replaced the unsuccessful Aid to Families with Dependent Children program (AFDC) with a block grant program called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

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TANF Reauthorization Moving Backwards on Work Requirements

Press: Nov 28, 2018

Washington—After reports surfaced that Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) are dropping work requirements for food stamp recipients contained in the House Farm Bill, it now appears Congressional Republicans are doubling down on the same approach in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Reauthorization. Contrary to

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