On Tuesday, the Senate rejected the Green New Deal in a 57-0 vote, with 43 members – including some who introduced the bill – voting “present.” While the proposal was defeated, it continues to be a “mission statement” for the democratic socialist faction of Congress. Read what Heritage experts Nick Loris, Kevin Dayaratna, Ph.D., and Lee Edwards, Ph.D., have to say about the Green New Deal:

Dayaratna and Loris: A Glimpse of What the Green New Deal Would Cost Taxpayers

Loris: Green New Deal Would Barely Change Earth’s Temperature. Here Are the Facts.

Edwards: The True Meaning of That Green New Deal

On Wednesday the House passed H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which purports to close the “pay gap” that allegedly exists between men and women. Heritage economics expert Rachel Greszler explains the problems with this bill:

Democrats Want to Close the “Gender Pay Gap. Here Are 4 ways Their Proposal Would Backfire.

Google’s Internal Audit Bucks the Narrative on Gender Pay Gap

With the Green New Deal’s defeat, are leftists in Congress running away from socialism, or are they sneaking it through with smaller bills like the Paycheck Fairness Act?

Obamacare suffered another blow this week. On Monday, the Department of Justice said it agreed with a federal district court in Texas that found the Affordable Care Act to be in violation of the Constitution. The court’s ruling is now being appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Read up on the details here, and don’t miss Jarrett Stepman’s take on the situation in The Daily Signal.

Meanwhile, leftist lawmakers are now backing the “Medicare for All” single-payer health care plan, which would outlaw private insurance, drastically expand taxes, and increase wait times for care.

Fortunately, the president wants to see a new health care law passed, and Heritage has a market-based plan that puts patients first.

Read the Health Care Choices Proposal

Read Heritage’s new Explainer on how to overhaul the health care system the right way.

 What do you think about the Department of Justice’s decision to affirm the district court ruling? Are we close to seeing the end of Obamacare?

 

 

Last Friday, President Trump announced that he intends to nominate Heritage Distinguished Visiting Fellow Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve Board. Read more about the nomination on The Daily Signal.

“President Trump should be applauded for tapping Steve to serve in this important role,” said Heritage President Kay Coles James. “Steve will steer America’s monetary policy to make a strong economy even stronger.” Read her full statement here.

Please congratulate Steve on his nomination!

 

Reaching more Americans with the conservative message is one of Heritage’s top priorities. That’s why Heritage experts are regularly advocating for conservative principles and policies in the media. Each week our Communications team assembles the “Best in the Press” of our television interviews, op-eds, and media mentions.

With the Mueller Investigation now over, partisan liberals attacked Attorney General Barr for following the process set forth by Congress. Read Heritage expert and Department of Justice veteran Hans Von Spakovsky’s breakdown of the Mueller Report’s release here.

View these and other top stories here:

Genevieve Wood on CNBC: People in Workforce Don’t Just Want More Money, but More Flexibility

Bruce Klingner on NBC: Trump’s sudden decision on North Korea sanctions undermined national security team

See all the media hits here.

If you were looking across the media landscape, where should Heritage be focusing their attention to spread the conservative message?

Reaching more Americans with the conservative message is one of Heritage’s top priorities. That’s why Heritage experts are regularly advocating for conservative principles and policies in the media. Each week our Communications team assembles the “Best in the Press” of our television interviews, op-eds, and media mentions.

Popular articles this week include an op-ed by Paul Winfree, director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, explaining problems with the notion of a universal basic income, and an article by Daily Signal reporter Kevin Mooney on allegations of political bias levelled at Apple for their decision to remove an app that countered climate alarmism. Read these and other top stories here:

Universal basic income programs and their dirty little secrets

Geologist accuses apple of political bias in removing app countering climate alarmism

See all the media hits here.

If you were looking across the media landscape, where should Heritage be focusing their attention to spread the conservative message?

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