National Journal, a magazine that covers Capitol Hill, has named Heritage Foundation scholars Jennifer Marshall and James Talent as “new power players” whose work could make a real difference for the incoming Congress.
As two of the “20 Washington hands whose stock went up as a result of the midterm elections,” the periodical reports, Marshall and Talent “are stars.”
Marshall, the magazine reports, has worked tirelessly on education issues, in particular the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which was defunded by the liberal Congress. National Journal also cites her work “to help GOP lawmakers coalesce around a conservative vision that goes beyond the school doors to embrace marriage, abstinence, and home schooling.”
Marshall directs Heritage’s domestic policy studies in the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society.
The magazine also reports on Talent’s work as a Heritage distinguished fellow to advocate sufficient funding for national defense:
Since he was voted out of office in 2006, former Sen. Jim Talent, R-Mo., has used his perch at the Heritage Foundation to warn against the perils of reducing defense spending. His concerns were largely ignored by the Democratic-controlled Congress, but they did help rally Republican members of the Armed Services committees to push for bolstering the defense budget.