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Heritage Action Announces 2016 Summit Speakers

Ryan will keynote the Feb. 3 policy summit. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The 2016 Heritage Action for America conservative policy summit — scheduled for Feb. 3, between the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primaries — will include more than 20 Republican lawmakers, featuring a keynote from Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis. “Speaker Ryan shares Heritage Action’s desire to unite the conservative movement around policies ideas that will provide opportunity for all Americans and favoritism to none,” Heritage Action Communications and Government Relations Vice President Dan Holler said.  

Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., will also address the third annual summit  hosted by the advocacy arm of the Heritage Foundation.  

Following Ryan’s opening address, Ernst will speak on national security. Walker then will take the stage to discuss civil society.  

“Building a strong civic society is about more than government policies, it is about people and relationships,” Walker said.  

After Walker, Sasse will discuss economic mobility. “Conservatives care and talk about limited government because we’re passionate about human flourishing and opportunity for everyone,” Sasse said.  

The afternoon is then full of panels with various lawmakers. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., will participate in one on perspectives from the House and Senate, both of which he has served in.  

“The Conservative Policy Summit is a good format to discuss substantive solutions that should be debated in Congress, from a limited government perspective,” Lankford said.  

To round things out, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and House Judiciary Chairman Robert Goodlatte, R-Va., will discuss the filibuster, Holler said.  

“It’s always an honor to come speak at The Heritage Foundation but this year’s Policy Summit feels especially important,” Lee said. “If we can lay a good foundation for a conservative agenda in Congress this year, then there is no telling what we can accomplish next year with a Republican president.”

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