Heritage Action’s Week in Review 5-25-12
With the House out of session this week, and the Senate not taking up anything too contentious, Heritage Action had a quiet week as far as press mentions go. The Senate held a hearing on the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), and Heritage Action’s opposition has been mentioned in articles about the treaty:
The Hill: A conservative lobbying push against the treaty is being lead by Heritage Action, and DeMint has at least 24 senators on a letter opposing the treaty. The House also passed an amendment in the defense authorization bill that would block funding to finance the treaty.
The Daily Caller: [Trent] Lott said that he knows sitting Republican senators who support the treaty, but said, “I don’t want to identify them” because “they’re going to be savaged by The Heritage Foundation.”
Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham told TheDC that he finds Lott’s professed evolution on the issue unconvincing. “In 2007, Sen. Lott said he has studied seafaring treaties since law school and was opposed,” said Needham.
Navy Times: “No amount of diplomatic spin or snark can obscure the fact that this treaty will undermine America’s sovereignty while empowering a new international bureaucracy,” Michael Needham, CEO of the conservative Heritage Action for America, said in a statement following the hearing.
Politico’s Morning Transportation included our post about the Buy America provision – which makes transportation projects more costly – in its daily email:
“Heritage for America whacks at Buy America provisions cheered by 245 in House, included in Senate bill. http://bit.ly/LzCKV2”
Our director of Senate relations, Tripp Baird, penned a column for Townhall about Senator Kent Conrad’s (D-ND) tenure as Budget Committee Chairman, and it was excerpted by local North Dakota blogger, Rob Port, on his blog, Say Anything.
Knowing that we’re helping to influence the political conversation even when half of Congress is out of session is a huge win, and it’s all thanks to supporters like you who work to hold Congress accountable.