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    In the Green Room: Rep. Tim Scott on Workers' Rights and the NLRB

    “I’m not really anti-union, I’m pro-worker,” Rep. Tim Scott insists. A freshman Republican from South Carolina’s first congressional district, Scott has staked out a strong position in favor of workplace democracy and union accountability. That hasn’t earned him much support from union leaders, who consider him “the anti-union legislator in … More

    Obama's Energy Secretary Gives Himself An "A" on Gas Prices

    Gas prices have hit $3.87 per gallon, the highest ever recorded in March and 30 cents higher than a year ago, but Secretary of Energy Steven Chu thinks he has done an outstanding job at working to keep prices down. In congressional testimony yesterday, Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of … More

    Congress Keen to Promote America's Interests in Asia

    Three key senior congressional staff members gathered last Thursday for an enlightening discussion in The Heritage Foundation’s annual “View from the Hill” event, hosted by Walter Lohman, director of the Asian Studies Center. Edward Burrier, a professional staffer for Congressman Ed Royce (R–CA) on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on … More

    More to the Story on Nuclear Power and Cheap Natural Gas

    Two major financial news publications, the Economist and The Wall Street Journal, published major articles in the past week arguing that the American nuclear renaissance has ended before it ever really began. While the articles differ slightly in their presentation, the basic common thread is that new nuclear power cannot … More

    Following a Big Week in North Carolina, Bus Tour Heads to Arkansas

    Now heading for state number 12 after nearly two months on the road, The Heritage Foundation/Family Research Council tour Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote continues rolling across America. Following a successful week in North Carolina—reaching thousands of people over 11 events—this weekend we head southwest to Arkansas. Why are … More

    Why America Needs Social Conservatism

    Should conservative leaders be talking about social issues? Do conservative positions on these issues still appeal to Americans? Jeffrey Bell, author of The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America Needs Social Conservatism, visited The Heritage Foundation on Friday to make the case that they do. His book discusses the fight … More

    Energy Secretary Chu Tries to Walk Back His Desire for Higher Gas Prices

    In a stunning round of questioning this afternoon, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said he no longer wishes for gas prices to rise to historic levels, as he has previously and repeatedly promoted. At a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, Senator Mike Lee (R-Ut.) asked Secretary Chu: “So are … More

    Gulf Coast Businesses Suffer Strain of Offshore Drilling Slowdown

    As gas prices continue to climb, approaching a nationwide average of nearly $4, lawmakers in Washington turned their attention to the drilling slowdown in the Gulf of Mexico. The House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held the oversight hearing Thursday examining how the Obama administration’s policies have put a … More

    The Fight Has Only Begun

    Constitutional conservatism is alive and well in America today. From conservatives in Congress working to roll back big government spending to the backlash over Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate, it’s clear that Americans are clinging to the foundational principles of our country. Two years ago, the Tea Party movement launched grassroots conservative … More

    House Oversight Hearing Shines Light on Food-Stamp Fraud

    Food-stamp fraud and the government’s failed attempts to stop it were the focus of a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing yesterday. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) called the hearing in response to a Scripps Howard News Service investigative report exposing widespread abuse. The investigation revealed that retailers who lost … More