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  • Yearly Archives: 2013

    Immigration: Gang of Eight Would Make H-1B Program Unworkable

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    Supporters of the Gang of Eight immigration bill argue they want to make immigrating legally simpler, but their bill would make the H-1B system for highly skilled workers almost unworkable. H-1B visas allow U.S. companies to hire highly educated foreign workers for occupations requiring specialized skills and knowledge. Employers must … More

    Getting More Bang for the Buck from Food Aid

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    Proposed changes to food aid programs would allow U.S. tax dollars to feed more people at a lower cost. Representatives Ed Royce (R–CA) and Karen Bass (D–CA) recently proposed legislation that would remove counter-productive restrictions on the use of food-aid dollars while ending a wasteful process known as “monetization.” Monetization … More

    Veterans Organizations: Serving Those Who Serve

    “Veterans and their families are the single greatest natural resource this country has.” – James Carafano Veterans are highly skilled, dedicated individuals who bring to the civilian workforce those same qualities. However, transitioning from the battlefield to civilian life can be difficult. The panel of veterans and philanthropists at Heritage’s … More

    Administration Burma Policy: Lift Sanctions, Ask Questions Later

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    President Obama’s meeting with Burma’s President Thein Sein at the White House today is a stark reminder of how far the Administration has come on Burma policy. In initiating the annual process for renewal of the ban on Burmese imports last week, Representative Joseph Crowley (D–NY) reiterated his desire that … More

    Morning Bell: Immigration Reform Should Strengthen, Not Cost, America

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    Lawful immigration can bring important economic and cultural benefits both to the United States and to the immigrants. Americans rightly live and celebrate the values of America, including limited government, personal liberty, and free enterprise, and beckon others to join us. We are united by belief in our founding documents … More

    Cloakroom: May 20 – May 24

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    House Cloakroom: May 20 – May 24 Analysis: This week, the House will take up the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and student loan rate reform. The Northern Route Approval Act does just what its name suggests—approves the Keystone pipeline. This pipeline will be source of jobs and energy … More

    Don’t Hastily Change Military Justice Code

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    In light of a recently overturned guilty verdict in a sexual assault case, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has called on Congress to modify the military criminal justice system, specifically this authority to overturn a court-martial. Appropriately, an independent review panel has been established to review the issue of sexual … More

    Idaho’s Khan Academy Initiative: Embracing Educational Technology

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    Today’s technology means that education can be tailored to the specific needs of each child. Idaho is leading the way in adopting these types of innovations with its statewide initiative to integrate Khan Academy videos into the classroom. The Khan Academy is an online-based learning tool that creates a self-paced … More

    Washington Hits the $16.7 Trillion Debt Ceiling with $300 Billion in New Debt

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    On May 19, the United States hit its debt ceiling after adding $300 billion in more debt since lawmakers suspended the ceiling in February. But the cash won’t run dry until at least Labor Day, according to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, whose department can employ a variety of cash management … More

    Top 5 Reports of the Week

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    1. The Ugly Facts About the Internet Sales Tax 2. Obamacare Is About Power 3. The IRS Wants to Know If You’re a “Patriot” 4. Looming Student Loan Interest Rate Hike: Prudent Next Steps 5. Serving Justice to Gosnell Policy Picture Share on Facebook | Retweet