Entries by Heritage Action

TAKE ACTION: Americans Demand Border Security Petition

The border crisis is real—and inaction by Congressional Democrats is irresponsible. To protect our communities, the Trump Administration is requesting funds for common sense border security funding. We must have a secure border in order to: Reduce illegal immigration. Protect American lives. Combat the opioid epidemic. Protect vulnerable individuals from exploitation by human traffickers. Background […]

GOP Should Exercise Fiscal Restraint through the Impoundment Control Act

Background Passed in 1974, the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act establishes a process for cancelling unnecessary funding to executive branch agencies. Under this law, the president may withhold and permanently cancel funding to executive branch agencies passed into law by Congress. This is accomplished only if Congress approves of the president’s special message that includes rescissions […]