June 8, 2017 5:47 PM
Received the following from:
The Heritage Foundation
Here’s how you are reclaiming America for future generations
As a Heritage member, you’ve played a major role these last 5 months in shaping the direction of America.
Because of you, the federal judiciary is being transformed.
In his first six weeks on the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has acted in defense of federalism, property rights, and religious liberty. Since the passing of the late Antonin Scalia, Heritage led numerous fights to keep his seat vacant until a constitutional conservative like Neil Gorsuch could be appointed. In fact, Heritage played a part in compiling a list of qualified judges for President Trump to choose from.
Because of you, America is closer to free-market health care.
Through your support we have led the push to improve the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that repeals Obamacare. The result has been a better bill which we can now follow up with bold, free-market reforms. The amended AHCA bill that is now being considered by the Senate repeals Obamacare’s mandate penalties, grants states waivers from Obamacare’s costly insurance rules, and puts Medicaid spending on a budget. In addition, the Senate Finance Committee has asked Heritage for advice on how to improve the AHCA. Our sister organization Heritage Action will continue to use their nearly 20,000 Sentinel activists to demand that the Senate implement conservative reforms into the AHCA.
Because of you, Obama-era regulations are getting axed
President Trump has rescinded more regulations than any other president. He’s done that in large part because of the recommendations of Heritage experts on the regulations that needed to be cut. We are also working with contacts in the Office of Management and Budget (which include former Heritage Action and Heritage staff members) on how to use the Congressional Review Act to overturn Obama’s worst regulations as quickly as possible.
Because of you, the federal government is becoming smaller, more efficient, and more accountable.
Heritage analysis is having a remarkable impact on the Trump administration’s efforts to cut the bureaucracy of Washington. President Trump’s administration has extensively used Heritage’s Blueprint for Balance to shape the president’s budget and two reports by Heritage experts are being used as guides to overhaul the State Department and better organize the National Security Council. Now Congress needs to pass a budget containing the key conservative reforms listed in the President’s Budget. Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham has already met with Vice President Mike Pence and other conservative leaders to push the conservative budget proposal forward.
Because of you, we’re on the verge of an energy renaissance.
Heritage’s recommendations to streamline the Department of Energy through eliminating cronyism and waste have been included in the Trump Administration’s 2018 budget. President Trump also cited Heritage research in opposition to the U.S. involvement in the Paris Climate agreement. By leaving the Paris Climate agreement, President Trump is saving taxpayers $2.5 trillion over the next 10 years.
I can’t tell you how grateful I am for what you’ve done to make The Heritage Foundation a respected source of bold, principled, intellectually rigorous ideas. You can be sure that Heritage will never stop fighting left wing ideology and the Washington establishment, and putting forth the big, bold conservative ideas that America needs.
This is all made possible because of your support. Because of you, we are closer than ever to reclaiming America.
Edwin J. Feulner