The Agenda -> The single most important thing we can do to help the middle class.  + Trump’s executive orders on health care are a positive step.

The Heritage Foundation at HoaxAndChange.com
Try it you will like it

The Agenda -> The single most important thing we can do to help the middle class.  + Trump’s executive orders on health care are a positive step.

The Heritage Foundation
Oct. 17, 2017
It’s a historic week for The Heritage Foundation. Here is your weekly insight: President Donald Trump will deliver a major policy speech on tax reform at The Heritage Foundation’s annual President’s Club Meeting; find out where you can watch it live. Also, Trump made some big health care reform moves last week; Heritage experts explain what happened and why it’s a positive step. Plus, the White House has a new strategy in dealing with Iran and it could be a turning point. Take notes, we have your conservative policy solutions right here. —Michelle Cordero, Managing Editor, Heritage.org
The single most important thing we can do to help the middle class.
President Donald Trump will deliver a major policy speech on tax reform at The Heritage Foundation’s annual President’s Club Meeting tonight. Last week, Speaker Paul Ryan also sought to rally and unify conservatives during a speech at Heritage. “A tax system that disproportionately benefits the wealthy instead of the middle class is the one we have today. … This plan is really the single most important thing we can do to help the middle class,” said Ryan. Tax reform remains the most ambitious and significant item on the GOP’s to-do list and has a real chance to pass. The first hurdle for Congress this week will be to pass a budget resolution. Check out this important compilation of our research, commentaries, and videos on tax reform and tune in to watch the president’s speech tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Trump’s executive orders on health care are a positive step.
On Friday, President Trump halted federal payments that covered insurers’ out-of-pocket costs for low-income exchange enrollees. The administration said the Obama administration overstepped its legal boundaries by distributing cost-sharing reduction payments without congressional appropriation. Ed Haislmaier, Heritage’s Preston A. Wells Jr. senior research fellow, pointed out that “congressional action to continue these subsidies will not help stabilize the broader individual market, which is suffering under Obamacare’s burdensome regulatory regime.” The decision to scrap the cost-sharing reduction payments was announced just hours after Trump signed an order directing the secretaries of treasury, labor, and health and human services to propose regulatory changes that would increase choice and competition in health insurance. Read Heritage’s latest commentary on why both moves are a step in the right direction.
A new strategy in dealing with Iran.
President Trump announced on Friday a new strategy for confronting Iran, not only in terms of its nuclear program, but also its destabilizing behavior in the Middle East. Trump declared in his speech he would not certify the Iran nuclear deal and put the responsibility on Congress, according to the terms of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, to determine whether to implement a new round of sanctions against Iran in the next 60 days. Trump also announced a four-part strategy to deal with Iranian aggression and its nuclear aspirations. Luke Coffey, director of Heritage’s Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy, says this is a step in the right direction, “but the White House and Congress must now devote themselves to the vital task of implementing this new strategy with real policy and real resources.” Read more on Trump’s new strategy and four ways Iran is destabilizing the Middle East.


HAPPENING AT HERITAGE

Tuesday and Wednesday, Heritage will continue its 2017 President’s Club Meeting, where hundreds of Heritage’s most dedicated members will participate in pressing policy discussions with some of America’s top policy experts, commentators, lawmakers, journalists, and even hear a special keynote address from the 45th president of the United States, Donald TrumpLearn more about the event.
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.Donald Trump, president of the United States, will deliver a major policy speech on tax reform at The Heritage Foundation’s annual President’s Club Meeting. Watch President Trump’s remarks live.
Tuesday at 11 a.m., Heritage will host a discussion about the importance of enforcing immigration laws. Keynote speaker Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, will be joined by Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow in Heritage’s Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, and David Inserra, a policy analyst in Heritage’s Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy. Watch the event live.
Thursday at 3 p.m., Heritage will host a panel to discuss North Korean nuclear challenges and the need for stronger bilateral relations. Experts include Elizabeth Rosenberg, senior fellow and director for the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security; Anthony Ruggiero, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Kim Young-Joon, senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Strategy; and Lee Hochul, professor at Incheon National University. Watch the event live.
Friday at 5 p.m., Heritage will host a discussion on if “offensive” band names should be allowed to receive a federal trademark or if a state can ban “offensive” beer labels without violating the First Amendment. Speakers will include Jim Caruso, the CEO of Flying Dog Brewery; Will Consovoy, partner at Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC; and a special video appearance by Simon Tam, the bass guitarist of The SlantsWatch the event live.


HERITAGE IN THE NEWS

Ed Feulner, president of Heritage, talked about the importance of tax cuts and how they will help the average American on Fox Business’ “Varney & Co.”Watch the interview.
Nile Gardiner, director of Heritage’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom and Bernard and Barbara Lomas fellow, analyzed Trump’s new strategy to confront Iran and the Iran nuclear deal on Fox Business’ “Making Money with Charles Payne.” Watch the interview.
Tommy Binion, director of congressional and executive relations at Heritage, wrote in The Hill about why the GOP’s tax proposal is good for the country. Read his commentary.
Elizabeth Slattery, a legal fellow in Heritage’s Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, talked to The Washington Post about what could be one of the biggest cases this term in the Supreme Court. Read the article.


POLICY PICTURE

The United States has the highest corporate income tax rate in the developed world. High corporate taxes drive businesses overseas, lower U.S. wages, and slow economic growth. Click here to share this image on Facebook or learn more from Heritage’s Federal Budget in Pictures.
Have a question? Email us at [email protected].

Leave a Reply