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    Carbon Dioxide Regulation Contradicts Stimulus Spending

    Recently, House Members have added a provision to the Omnibus bill that “allows the Interior Department to withdraw two Endangered Species Act rules (one on Section 7 consultation and another on polar bears) within 60 days of enactment.” There are two key questions to be addressed under this provision. 1.) … More

    Let Us Read the Bill

    Continuing their fabulous work fighting for transparency in government, The Sunlight Foundation‘s Nancy Watzman has a series of posts up this week asking that Congress afford the American public a mere 72 hours to read legislation before they take it up for consideration. Her first post recounts how terribly President … More

    Live Blogs from The State of the Union Address

    During President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress last night, Heritage analysts and scholars offered advice and criticism of policies said and unsaid. From Foreign Policy to Nuclear Energy to price controls on the economy, Heritage covered it all:    

    Democrat Governor Worried About Permanent Stimulus Spending

    Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) took a lot of criticism last week for declaring his intention to turn down the unemployment insurance parts of the Obama Administration’s economic stimulus aid. Jindal noted that the legislation written by the leftist majorities in Congress required states to permanently expand their unemployment insurance programs … More

    Morning Bell: Let the American People Recover

    Rhetorically there was much to like in President Barack Obama’s speech to Congress last night. None better than this early statement: The answers to our problems … exist in our laboratories and universities, in our fields and our factories, in the imaginations of our entrepreneurs and the pride of the … More

    Pence: 'Freeze Federal Spending Immediately'

    Washington – Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, railed against government spending and lack of transparency at the Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing today at the Heritage Foundation. “We think it’s time the Democrats put our money where their mouth is,” he said. We’re advocating that congress … More

    Preserve the District of Columbia's Unique Constitutional Status

    The Senate is currently considering legislation that would give the District of Columbia a voting member in the House of Representatives.  The legislation is patently unconstitutional, which should end the debate at the outset.  But it is important to note that it is unconstitutional not simply because it was written that way in … More

    More Proof White House Mortgage Plan Won't Work

    President Barack Obama’s mortgage bailout plan is predicated on the idea that by forcing lenders to rework some mortgages, there will be less foreclosures and housing prices will not keep falling. Problem is, as soon as you start setting standards to determine which mortgagees qualify, many homeowners won’t qualify for … More

    Heritage's Message at the "Fiscal Responsibilty Summit"

    Concern about our nation’s fiscal health has long been a priority for The Heritage Foundation. Since 2005, Heritage has partnered with a diverse coalition of public policy institutions to educate Americans about our nation’s true long-term financial condition and large and growing fiscal imbalance. Working with the Concord Coalition and … More

    Killing Clean Energy Jobs

    In a month of Congressional efforts to prop-up the stalling US job market, Nevada’s elected officials are fighting to make conditions worse in their state. Steve Tetreault and Keith Rogers report in the Pahrump Valley Times that the Department of Energy has cut 500 of 600 workers from Yucca Mountain … More