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Seven Objectives for Effective and Productive Energy Legislation in 2015

Nicolas Loris
May 21, 2015

Nicolas Loris suggests seven policies that could improve the United States energy policy, inlcuding:

  1. Open access to domestic resources.

Highway Trust Fund Basics: A Primer on Federal Surface Transportation Spending

Michael Sargent
May 11, 2015

The Highway Trust Fund collects and distributes money dedicated to federal highway and transit projects.

What You Need to Know About the EPA/Corps Water Rule: It’s a Power Grab and an Attack on Property Rights

Daren Bakst
April 29, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule that defines which waters are covered under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

2015 ACA-Exchange-Premiums Update: Premiums Still Rising

Drew Gonshorowski
March 20, 2015

Health insurance premiums continue to increase in 2015. While the pace has slowed since dramatic increases in 2014, the savings promised under Obamacare have not occurred.

The House Energy and Water Appropriations Bill Misses the Mark

John Gray, Nicolas Loris, Daren Bakst
April 30, 2015

The Energy and Water Development appropriations bill provides $35.4 billion in budget authority, which is an increase of 3.5 percent, $1.2 billion above the current level and $633 million below Pre

“Choking Off” Disfavored Businesses and Their Clients: How Operation Choke Point Undermines the Rule of Law and Harms the Economy

Alden Abbott
August 4, 2014

This legal memorandum, published by the Heritage Foundation, examines the legality of the U.S.

The Economic and Fiscal Effects of Eliminating the Federal Death Tax

John L. Ligon, Rachel Greszler and Patrick Tyrrell
September 23, 2014

The federal estate tax (known as the death tax) is a tax on a person’s lifetime accumulated property. In 2014, the death tax applies a 40 percent tax to all accumulated wealth above $5.34 million.

Federal Spending by the Numbers, 2014: Government Spending Trends in Graphics, Tables, and Key Points (Including 51 Examples of Government Waste)

Romina Boccia
December 8, 2014

This report, authored by Heritage Foundation research fellow Romina Boccia, examines trends in federal government spending in 2014, and identifies 51 specific examples of government waste.


Diane Katz
March 11, 2015

The Heritage Foundation’s new Environmental Policy Guide offers 167 detailed recommendations for fighting Ill-conceived and excessive environmental regulations that increasingly inhibit economic gr

The Federal Lands Freedom Act: Empowering States to Control Their Own Energy Futures

Katie Tubb, Nicolas D. Loris
February 18, 2015

By a variety of metrics, including economic performance, environmental quality and natural resource production and management states manage their public lands better than the federal government man

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