Watch Heritage President Jim DeMint sticking up for conservative ideas during a tough interview on CNN about Obamacare.

Do you think Congress and President Trump should make repealing Obamacare their top priority?

An article in USA Today explains how your Heritage membership is having a direct impact on policy in the incoming Donald Trump administration:

To great fanfare, Rep. Mark Meadows, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, last week released a list of more than 200 rules the incoming Donald Trump White House should immediately repeal or revise.

Most of the list, however, was not written by Meadows’ staff or the Freedom Caucus…

It is not all that surprising that the Heritage Foundation would be the source of a lot of the ideas on the deregulation target list, given that members of the Freedom Caucus have participated in monthly lunches with reporters hosted and moderated by the Heritage Foundation. But the report took many of its explanations about the impacts of targeted rules word-for-word from Heritage Foundation publications.

This is exactly why Heritage exists-to provide conservative research and policy guidelines to anyone who will use them.

How do you feel about Rep. Mark Meadows using Heritage research?

Heritage has continued to stay at the front of the fight against Obamacare. Repeal been a priority for Heritage members since the horrible law passed, and it’s remained a priority for us too.

Now conservatives in Congress are plotting how to execute repeal — and they’re drawing from Heritage ideas to do so. Read below as The Weekly Standard explains the GOP’s plan for repealing Obamacare and Heritage’s role:

House speaker Paul Ryan, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, and Vice President-elect Mike Pence (who is working closely with Ryan and McConnell on repeal) are already coalescing around a rough legislative framework. The plan might be summed up as: repeal, delay, replace. More precisely, Republicans plan to repeal most of the law, delay the implementation of most of that repeal for at least two years—and figure out what to replace it with in the interim.

It’s a legislative strategy adopted largely from the Heritage Foundation’s recommendations. The think tank’s health care experts Nina Owcharenko and Edmund F. Haislmaier authored a brief in November that advocated a four-step process that begins: “Maximize the reconciliation process for repeal.” According to Mitch McConnell, this will come in the form of an “Obamacare repeal resolution” on January 3, the first day of the new Congress.

Thank you for making this impact possible.

Do you feel like Heritage is doing enough to push for the full repeal of Obamacare?  What else should be done?

Your support of Heritage is making a huge difference in the lives of young conservatives through our Young Leaders Program, which includes our respected internship program

Our interns get hands on experience working at Heritage and furthering their understanding of conservative principles. And many have gone on to lead the conservative movement in elected office, including Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR).

These charts give a snapshot about this year’s participants:

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If you know of someone who might be interested in a summer internship for 2017 please have them apply by February 1, 2017.

Thank you again for making this work possible.

What are other ways we can help educate and prepare the next generation of conservative leaders?

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gave an enlightening talk at Heritage on the principles of “Trumpism.”

In his opening remarks, Gingrich explained his decades-long relationship with Heritage. Heritage, he said, helped fuel the Reagan administration, the 1994 Contract with America, and now the incoming Trump administration.

“Heritage is a key source for the Trump-Pence team,” he added.

Watch the full video on Heritage.org.

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