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    The Reid Amendment: Sweetheart Deals and Interstate Warfare

    Christmas is coming early for a few lucky states including Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nebraska and Vermont. But their good fortune will come at the expense of other states. Overall, the government health care plan is still alive and well in Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) manager’s amendment released this  morning, hiding … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare is Seriously Unconstitutional

    On October 23rd, a reporter asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?” Speaker Pelosi shook her head and before moving on to another question replied: “Are you serious? Are you serious??” Pressed for a … More

    CBO Says Stimulus Is Working Because We Predicted It Would

    The Congressional Budget Office today released a report asserting that the stimulus succeeded in creating growth and jobs. If this seems completely detached from reality, it’s because CBO did not actually analyze the performance of the economy — including the rapid increase in the unemployment rate since the stimulus was … More

    Heritage Comments on the CBO Brief: “The Costs of Reducing Greenhouse-Gas Emissions.”

    On November 23, 2009 the Congressional Budget Office issued “Economic and Budget Issue Brief: The Costs of Reducing Greenhouse-Gas Emissions.” This brief echoed many of the points The Heritage Foundation has made in its reports, WebMemos, blogs and our responses to a request from Henry Waxman (D-CA), chairman of the … More

    Morning Bell: The Pelosi Blueprint for Government Run Health Care

    The new House health care bill (H.R. 3962) unveiled by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) yesterday clocks in at 1,990 pages and about 400,000 words. As written, the bill purports to cost only $1.05 trillion over the first ten years and is paid for by over $700 billion in tax increases … More

    CBO To Join Heritage Answering Committee's Questions

    Several weeks ago we received a letter from Chairman Henry Waxman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee requesting information concerning our economic modeling of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act. We quickly responded (our answers are available here). Several other organizations and government agencies also received … More

    Stimulus Fail: Study Finds Job Losses in 49 of 50 States

    In mid-February, President Obama signed the massive $787 billion stimulus bill into law. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a net of 3.6 million jobs have been lost since Obama was sworn in. In addition, the numbers show that the unemployment rate has risen from 7.6 percent to 9.8 … More

    The Costs of Cap and Trade and The Costs of Doing Nothing

    The economic losses from carbon emissions cap-and-trade policies are often compared with “the cost of doing nothing.” CBO director Doug Elmendorf in his testimony to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee labels these costs as nonmarket impacts. These include effects of human health, loss of species’ habitats, and other … More

    CBO Director: There are Costs Involved with Cap and Trade

    Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf testified on October 14 before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to discuss the economic effects of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the effects – most notably the effects of the Waxman-Markey cap and trade legislation. Although Elmendorf felt that Waxman-Markey could … More

    LIVE POLITICO Webchat With Heritage's Nina Owcharenko on Health Care

    Healthcare with Heritage: Nina Owcharenko