Conversations with Conservatives is a group of free-market and liberty-minded members of Congress who meet regularly to discuss the most important issues of the day.
Each meeting features different conservative members of Congress. Guests so far in 2019 include Congressmen Jim Jordan of Ohio, Chip Roy of Texas, Mark Green of Tennessee, Warren Davidson of Ohio and Andy Biggs of Arizona.
On Wednesday, Bluey moderated a conversation with Reps. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) and Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), who shared their reactions to the State of the Union.
The meetings are streamed live on Facebook and Twitter and promoted on Heritage and The Daily Signal’s social media channels. The Heritage Foundation’s Rob Bluey moderates the conversation and takes questions from Heritage Foundation members, Heritage Action Sentinels, and other online viewers.
Heritage launched Conversations with Conservatives in March 2012 because too often the “mainstream” media won’t cover issues important to conservatives. Conversations with Conservatives gives members of Congress an opportunity to talk directly to an audience and avoid the liberal media’s filter. The Daily Signal covers each meeting.
“Too often conservative policy issues are ignored by journalists on Capitol Hill and don’t get the attention they deserve,” said Bluey. “That’s one of the reasons we created Conversations with Conservatives—to break through the liberal media filter. Just as President Trump uses Twitter to take his message directly to the American people, we want to ensure these conservative champions in Congress have a platform to show how our policy solutions lead to a better life for everyone.”
Conversations with Conservatives is aligned with Heritage’s strategic goal of expanding our reach to and influence on Congress. By moderating the conversation, we ensure Heritage’s priority issues are discussed and relations with conservative offices remain strong.
The next broadcast of Conversations with Conservatives will take place on Wednesday, March 6, at noon. The topic is health care and will feature conservative doctors in the U.S. House: Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona, Mark Green of Tennessee, and Andy Harris of Maryland.
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