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    6 Principles to Guide the Farm Bill

    Every five years or so, Congress reauthorizes recurring legislation known as the “Farm Bill.” The Senate and House Agriculture Committees are expected to mark up new farm bill legislation this week and next week, respectively. As Congress develops a new farm bill, here are a few things it should keep … More

    WATCH: The Bloggers Briefing on the $6.3 Trillion Cost of Amnesty

    Robert Rector, author of Heritage’s new study projecting a $6.3 trillion cost for amnesty, will speak at The Bloggers Briefing today at noon ET. The event will be webcast. In addition, Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) will provide an update of goings-on in the House. Hudson was elected last November to represent … More

    Cloakroom: Priorities Edition

    House Cloakroom: May 6 – May 10 Analysis: This week, the House is taking up bills to prevent sovereign default and allow families more flexibility in their work schedules. The Full Faith and Credit Act would ensure that as we enter another debt ceiling fight, America will continue to fulfill … More

    VIDEO: DeMint Talks Immigration on ABC News' "This Week"

    UPDATED: Read the new Heritage report Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint appeared on ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday to unveil the first details of Heritage’s forthcoming report on the cost of amnesty. DeMint told host George Stephanopoulos: Our country faces very difficult economic and financial problems, but [President Obama] … More

    Sequest-Air: Senate Bill Beats FAA Clumsy Sequestration Strategy

    As “Sequest-air”—the political fight over the flight delays caused by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision to furlough air traffic controllers—gained momentum yesterday, the Senate passed a bill that would do exactly what Congress and the Administration should have done all along: cut spending but prioritize where the cuts should … More

    Michelle Malkin Wins 2013 Breitbart Award for Excellence in Journalism

    ORLANDO—The Heritage Foundation and Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity presented the second annual Breitbart Award to Michelle Malkin, syndicated columnist and Fox News Channel contributor. Malkin was honored at tonight’s Krieble Dinner at Heritage’s Resource Bank. The award was presented by Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint and Franklin … More

    Time to Rethink Federal Highway Trust Fund Spending

    The Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which funds most surface interstate transportation programs, from roads to bridges, faces insolvency in a few short years. In a House Budget Hearing today, one witness—Robert Poole of the Reason Foundation—offered lawmakers a near-term solution akin to what The Heritage Foundation has proposed: Recommit HTF … More

    WATCH: Conservative Congressmen Talk Immigration, Budget

    Watch conservative congressmen field questions on immigration, the budget, and other topics from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. today. Conversations with Conservatives is a group of Representatives dedicated to the free market and liberty. It meets monthly with reporters and bloggers to discuss the pressing issues of the day. Viewers … More

    Internet Sales Tax Hits Consumers Online

    Opposition is rising against the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would allow states to impose sales taxes on online sales. Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), chairman of the Finance Committee, said it would violate the rights of citizens who choose to live in states without sales tax, like his home state of … More

    Cloakroom: April 22-26

    House Cloakroom: Analysis: This week, the House will bring a bill to the floor to fix one of the many failing parts of Obamacare. Obamacare created a deeply flawed temporary high-risk pool for those with pre-existing conditions to provide insurance coverage while the Obamacare exchanges and Medicaid expansion were set … More