Shaping the message to Congress

This past Tuesday, Ana Quintana, Heritage policy analyst for Latin America and the Western Hemisphere, testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on National Security.

She discussed the Obama Administration’s failed policy approach to the Castro regime in Cuba, and what can be done to establish more effective policy toward Cuba.

From Quintana’s testimony:

The Obama-era Cuba policy has been a demonstrated failure for both U.S. national security interests, the rule of law, and the future of a free Cuba. The failures were not contained to Cuba either, as the regime’s destabilizing role in the region was never contained.

Watch her testimony below:

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Ted Cruz is using Heritage research on North Korea

Tuesday, Ted Cruz released an op-ed in the Washington Post about the U.S. relationship with North Korea that extensively cited research done by The Heritage Foundation.

In the op-ed Cruz stated:

President Trump’s November decision to designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism — in response to legislation I introduced that passed in Congress last year — was more than just a symbolic move.

The administration has not only plugged holes in America’s sanctions regime against Pyongyang, but it has also established a decisive break from the policy failures of past administrations. It’s now time to seize the initiative, put Kim Jong Un on his heels and set conditions on America’s terms.

The Heritage report that Cruz cited dealt with imposing sanctions on North Korea.

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Look who was at Heritage this week:

Heritage’s president, Kay Coles James, had a busy week hosting leaders at Heritage.

On Monday she hosted the Administrator of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, to discuss shared goals and how they can work together.

On Tuesday the Ambassador of South Korea joined Mrs. James, Dr. Feulner, and key Heritage experts to further strengthen the relationship between Heritage and the people of South Korea.

And on Wednesday evening Mrs. James entertained several members of Congress for a dinner to build relationships with them and discuss her vision for the future of Heritage.

Thanks to you and our over half a million Heritage members, we are able to host a continuous flow of leaders which serves to strengthen the conservative movement.

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