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Heritage Action for America DC Updates

Updated: Jul 3, 2022

Saturday, July 2nd, 2022

Happy Independence Day! The Declaration of Independence was one of the most daring documents—throughout history, few people had strived for self-governance. We often forget that victory was not certain. It wasn’t even probable. But it was right. Like 1776, we find ourselves in a time of opposition. America is facing many challenges. But we have reason to celebrate! Together for years, we have built a Constitutionalist Supreme Court. Now, we have overturned Roe v. Wade! In recent weeks, the Court has also issued monumental decisions defending the Second Amendment, beating back the administrative deep state, and upholding the individual right to actively live one’s religion. Across the street from the Court is the U.S. Capitol, and principled conservatives are still working there on your behalf. Looking to the future, we are partnering with them on great legislation for the next session of Congress. Public sentiment has soured on the Biden agenda. The tide in America is changing. As the Left is fond of saying, “Elections have consequences.” We are ready.

On Offense for Life

On Wednesday, Heritage Action led a coalition of conservative groups who represent tens of millions of Americans in sending aletter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Whip Steve Scalise asking Republicans to pass federal pro-life legislation when theywin back a majority in the House. This letter called for:

  • Passing The Heartbeat Protection Act, baning abortions for babies who have a heartbeat

  • Protecting the health of mothers by disrupting the trafficking of chemical abortion drugs

  • Save lives by shutting down federal funding of the abortion industry

CLICK HERE to read the full pro-life letter to the Hill.

In addition to federal legislation, there are actions we can take TODAY to defend life at the state level. South Dakota, Indiana, South Carolina, and Nebraska are planning on special legislative sessions to pass pro-life bills, and we’re excited by the opportunity to get involved and protect life.

Ending Roe: Myth vs. Fact

Meanwhile, we are combating misinformation with our newest blog; Myth vs. Fact: SCOTUS Dobbs Decision and America’s Attitude on Abortion.

The Left is intentionally spreading misinformation about the Dobbs case and Americans’ attitudes about abortion. To set the record straight, Heritage Action has compiled and debunked the nine myths we’re hearing, such as…

  • The United States’ abortion laws are already overly restrictive.

  • Women will be denied life-saving procedures.

  • Abortion is safe for women.

WATCH: All-Star Congressmen Break Down Biden’s Foreign Policy

On Thursday night, Heritage Action vice president Garrett Bess joined a conversation with an all-star lineup of Congressmen to take a look at Biden’s foreign policy. Rep. Jim Banks, Rep. Scott Perry, and Rep. Claudia Tenny all joined a one-hour TV special to help make sense of a muddled and confusing policy agenda. In case you missed it >>> Watch online here

They discussed:

  • Biden’s $40 billion spending bill on aid for Ukraine and how he will ask taxpayers for more when the money runs out in September.

  • Why Biden is allowing Russia to renegotiate a new Iran nuclear deal.

  • Biden’s inability to confront China as they extend their influence around the world.

Looking forward

The House and Senate will continue their recess this week and are scheduled to return to Washington the week of July 11. There are still several key bills we are actively monitoring that we may see movement on this year. That said, election season will soon be upon us, and you can soon expect to see members spending more time campaigning and less time legislating. We encourage you to use these opportunities to discuss the issues with them, build relationships, and push for conservative policy. Thank you, and have a Happy Independence Day weekend! Jesica and the Heritage Action team

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