Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee plans Tax Reform 2.0 at Heritage

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.

Chairman Brady and a panel of experts discussed the next steps for tax reform during the talk at Heritage, as well as how to create a culture of reform in Washington. Many of the tax cuts, especially for individuals, are not yet permanent, and rates can still be cut further to increase economic freedom for Americans everywhere. The Daily ran a profile of Chairman Brady, outlining his views on what tax reform needs to do. You can read the article at this link: https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/04/18/tax-reform-2-0-is-about-creating-a-culture-of-ongoing-reforms-ways-and-means-chairman-says/

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:

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You enable conservative voices to defend religious liberty

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.

You can read the Wall Street Journal’s article on Mr. Severino here.

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Secretary of Commerce visits Heritage

In February, Heritage released the 2018 Index of Economic Freedom.

And this past Monday, the Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross visited Heritage to discuss the Index with Heritage President Kay Coles James.

Watch the event below:

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