Heritage has forged strong relationships with many conservative leaders in Washington, DC. These relationships are what allow us to advance your conservative principles on Capitol Hill in a powerful way.
On Wednesday, Heritage hosted Texas Representative Kevin Brady, who is the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, to give a talk about tax reform. The Ways and Means Committee is the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives, and have jurisdiction over all taxation.
Last year’s successful tax reform is an excellent example of how these relationships can change America for the better. Congress passed the biggest tax cuts that America had seen for many years, much of which was based on Heritage’s recommendations.
Watch the video of the event here:
Senior contributor with the Daily Signal Genevieve Wood also discussed the latest tax reform package with Chairman Brady, as well as the impact that it has had and will have on
Watch Genevieve’s interview with Chairman Brady here:
What are your thoughts on President Trump’s tax cuts?
After the strikes in Syria last Friday night, Heritage experts quickly became the voice of reason amongst the chaos of leftist media coverage. Our message was clear: a strong response to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons was both right and necessary.
James Carafano, Vice President of the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at Heritage, published an article in the National Interest last Saturday, where he details how Assad’s actions demanded a response, and how President Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes against Syrian chemical warfare facilities shows that he both has the resolve to be a strong leader, and that he is committed to protecting our allies in the Middle East and maintaining order.
The following Monday, James Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, published a detailed commentary about the strikes on The Daily Signal. In it, he explains precisely how Assad’s actions were an illegal act, and why they demanded a decisive and immediate response, in addition to looking at what the President and the military must consider in their actions moving forward.
Thanks to your support of Heritage, these experts have the platform to combat the reactionary narratives of the Left, and bring intelligent conversation back to the public square.
What do you think of how the mainstream media has covered Trump’s actions in Syria?
Many Heritage alumni continue to have successful careers in areas of influence, even after they work in the building.
Roger Severino was the Director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, and worked at Heritage for two years before accepting a position as the Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While he has been there, he has stayed true to Heritage principles and has brought a passion for defending religious liberty to the department
On April 13th, The Wall Street Journal released an article that highlighted Mr. Severino’s most recent project: he now heads the new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, who will focus on defending the rights of doctors, nurses, and other health workers who object to aiding in operations like abortion, assisted suicide, and other procedures that would violate their religious beliefs. He sees people of faith as an oppressed minority in a hostile environment, and wants to make sure that they receive all the protections that the Constitution can offer them.