Heritage Foundation

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

What Congress and States Can Do to Reform Transportation Policy

Emily Goff
February 20, 2015

A safe and reliable transportation system is vital to the U.S. economy and peoples freedom to travel; americans depend on it daily.

Unions Charge Higher Dues and Pay Their Officers Larger Salaries in Non–Right-to-Work States

James Sherk
January 26, 2015

This Heritage Foundation research paper, written by Senior Policy Analyst James Sherk, examines the correlation between union fees, union official pay, and states’ right-to-work status.

The Obama Administration’s Climate Agenda Will Hit Manufacturing Hard: A State-by-State Analysis

Kevin D. Dayaratna, Ph.D., Nicolas Loris, David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D.
February 17, 2015


Methane Regulations Add to the Price Tag of the Administration’s Climate Plan

Nicolas Loris
February 3, 2015

The Obama administration recently announced plans to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector 40 percent to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025.

How Obamacare Burdens Already Strained State Budgets

Lanhee Chen
November 10, 2010

This paper, written by Hoover Institution research fellow Lanhee Chen, examines the ways Obamacare adds additional financial burdens to state budgets.

More than Six Years Later, Keystone XL Is Still a Good Idea

Nicolas D. Loris
January 8, 2015

More than six years after the Keystone XL oil pipeline was proposed to stretch from Canada to South Texas, it has still not been approved, though some sections not needing federal approval have bee

Six Easy Energy Reforms for Congress to Take Up

Nicolas Loris and Kaytie Tubb
December 8, 2014

There should be many opportunies to enact bipartisan energy policies in the next Congress.

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