Kevin Roberts Explains His Top Priorities as Heritage Foundation’s Next President

The Heritage Foundation announced Thursday that Kevin Roberts will serve as the organization’s next president. 


Roberts says he is eager to advance the conservative movement and address some of the most pressing issues facing our nation today. 


"The top three [critical issues that we are facing right now] are education, education and education,” Roberts says, adding that conservatives will miss an “opportunity of a lifetime” if we cannot come together and address what is “broken about the education system.”  


The immigration crisis at America’s southern border and the “administrative state, the power of the executive branch to do the legislating rather than the legislative branch [doing it]” are also critical issues Roberts says he looks forward to working to fix. 


Roberts is coming to the Washington, D.C. based think tank after serving as president and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, Texas. (The Daily Signal is the news outlet of The Heritage Foundation.)


He joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss his vision for the future of The Heritage Foundation and the conservative movement. 


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