ABOUT HEATHER HIGGINS:

Heather leads the IWV team, where she uses her passion for education and helping people make informed decisions to create a vision and overall strategy for IWV’s efforts.

Heather has been involved in numerous organizations that share the mission of improving people’s lives by creating a better, fairer, more innovative and prosperous country.  Heather serves as chairman of the Independent Women's Forum (IWV’s sister organization) and she is also on the board of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and The Philanthropy Roundtable. In addition, she is on the NY board of UBS's mutual funds, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She was named as one of the "50 Most Influential People" by Campaigns & Elections magazine for her issue advocacy and being a thought leader.

Some of the campaigns Heather has designed include:

  • creating an IWF “helping hands” program for the families of 9/11 that had or were about to have newborns

  • stopping crippling legislation that would have shut down many small and worthy charities that didn’t have the overhead for masses of lawyers and accountants, and

  • creating IWV’s Repeal Pledge on the Affordable Care Act, as a first step putting healthcare back in the hands of women, and men, and their doctors, where it belongs.
     

Heather previously worked in finance and as an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal and assistant editor at the Public Interest magazine.  When not working, Heather loves to cook, hike, and make friends laugh.  She continues to write opinion editorials and appears on a variety of radio and television programs. Heather lives in New York City with her husband, three teenagers, a dignified cat, and one squirrel-obsessed dog. 

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BY HEATHER HIGGINS:

Coalition Letter: Strengthen Fiscal Controls
November 15 2017
by Heather Higgins

Coalition Letter: 20 Conservative Groups Support the Senate’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
November 13 2017
by Heather Higgins

Trump's legacy so far: Totally reshaping how Washington works • The Hill
November 8 2017
by Heather Higgins

This is not your standard GOP tax bill • Making Money
November 3 2017
by Heather Higgins

A Prescription for GOP Victory • Real Clear Policy
October 31 2017
by Heather Higgins

Open Letter to the House of Representatives: Take Up Senate Budget to Expedite Tax Reform
October 20 2017
by Heather Higgins

Letter: Over Thirty Leading Conservative And Tax Policy Organizations Voice Support For Congress’ Progress On Unified Tax Reform Framework
October 10 2017
by Heather Higgins

Media vs. public reaction to Trump's Vegas response • Mornings With Maria
October 5 2017
by Heather Higgins

Entrepreneurs vs. Investors and why both are important • Mornings With Maria
October 5 2017
by Heather Higgins

Fatherlessness may be a factor in mass shootings • Mornings With Maria
October 5 2017
by Heather Higgins

Should women be offended by Cam Newton's "female" comments? • Mornings With Maria
October 5 2017
by Heather Higgins

How long will Amazon's dominance last? • Mornings with Maria
October 5 2017
by Heather Higgins

Will work for participation increase with strengthening economy? • Mornings With Maria
October 5 2017
by Heather Higgins

Political implications if Puerto Ricans flee to Florida • Mornings With Maria
October 5 2017
by Heather Higgins

Letter: Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441)
October 4 2017
by Heather Higgins

Letter: Indexing Capital Gains to Inflation
September 26 2017
by Heather Higgins

Is there an economic, diplomatic solution in North Korea? • Making Money
September 22 2017
by Heather Higgins

Letter: 88 Conservative Groups Urge Passage of Pro-Growth Tax Reform in 2017 
September 15 2017
by Heather Higgins

Coalition Letter: Reciprocal Switching
September 7 2017
by Heather Higgins

Shutdown threat is Trump's negotiating tactic over border wall funding • Mornings With Maria
August 24 2017
by Heather Higgins

Religious liberty doesn't get checked at the door if you are a public employee • Mornings With Maria
August 24 2017
by Heather Higgins

Billionaires are tighter with money than you think • Mornings With Maria
August 24 2017
by Heather Higgins

Trump's dilemma: Should Senate rules be changed to pass agenda? • Mornings With Maria
August 24 2017
by Heather Higgins

Can this former linebacker win a blue congressional seat in TX? • Mornings With Maria
August 24 2017
by Heather Higgins

KFC reveals new employee training, and it's not what you would expect • Mornings With Maria
August 24 2017
by Heather Higgins

Will anyone care what Hillary Clinton thinks of Trump? • Mornings With Maria
August 24 2017
by Heather Higgins

Will Congress go to short term CR and punt tax reform? • Mornings With Maria
August 24 2017
by Heather Higgins

No apologies needed: White supremacists aren’t, and never were, part of the right • The Hill
August 16 2017
by Heather Higgins

Coalition Letter: Stop the HIT and Medical Device Tax
August 10 2017
by Heather Higgins

Issue with sanctuary cities is emblematic of larger concerns • Fox & Friends
August 8 2017
by Heather Higgins

Why Republicans should welcome continued attacks on President Trump • Coast To Coast
August 7 2017
by Heather Higgins

Mention: Withdraw ObamaCare Subsidies For Congress, Two Members Say
August 4 2017
by Heather Higgins

Mention: Call your congressman and tell them no more Washington exemption • Varney & Co
August 2 2017
by Heather Higgins

Mention: End Obamacare Subsidies for Congress, Two Lawmakers Demand • Bloomberg Government
August 2 2017
by Heather Higgins

Mention: Want health care reform? Let Congress suffer, too • The Valley Breeze
August 2 2017
by Heather Higgins

Mention: Could Trump Cut Lawmakers’ Health Coverage? • Wall Street Journal
August 2 2017
by Heather Higgins

No more Washington exemptions for ObamaCare • Frank Beckmann Show
August 1 2017
by Heather Higgins

Markets up with White House shake up • Your World
August 1 2017
by Heather Higgins

Mention: Trump threatens insurer payments — and health care enjoyed by Congress • Yahoo News
July 29 2017
by Heather Higgins

Mention: Trump should end Congress Obamacare exemption • Varney & Co
July 28 2017
by Heather Higgins

Mention: How Trump Can Win The ObamaCare Fight • ABC News Insider
July 28 2017
by Heather Higgins

Mention: Obamacare Repeal Isn't Dead Yet • U.S. News & World Report
July 28 2017
by Heather Higgins

While you were sleeping
July 28 2017
by Heather Higgins

Mention: How Trump can win the ObamaCare fight: End the "friends and cronies" exemption for Congress • Fox News
July 28 2017
by Heather Higgins

Mention: Why does Congress get subsidies for healthcare? • Tucker Carlson Tonight
July 26 2017
by Heather Higgins

Force Congress’s Hand on Health Care • Rush Limbaugh Show
July 24 2017
by Heather Higgins

Force Congress’s Hand on Health Care • Wall Street Journal
July 23 2017
by Heather Higgins

Why are Republicans unable to have a positive, sustainable narrative? • Mornings With Maria
July 20 2017
by Heather Higgins

Are there any areas where Trump and Mattis differ strategically? • Mornings With Maria
July 20 2017
by Heather Higgins

Jeff Sessions should not have recused himself from Russian Investigation • Mornings With Maria
July 20 2017
by Heather Higgins

Apple stocks down: buying opportunity with new iPhone in sight? • Mornings With Maria
July 20 2017
by Heather Higgins

How should OJ Simpson handle himself at parole hearing? • Mornings With Maria
July 20 2017
by Heather Higgins

Blue Mercury CEO: Impossible to actualize your brand without a physical store • Mornings With Maria
July 20 2017
by Heather Higgins

Congress needs to have same healthcare standards as American people • Mornings With Maria
July 20 2017
by Heather Higgins

Coalition Letter: Repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)
July 19 2017
by Heather Higgins

Open Letter to the House of Representatives: End Wasteful Mass Transit Account
July 14 2017
by Heather Higgins

What should the OMB be doing differently under the Trump Administration? • Mornings With Maria
July 5 2017
by Heather Higgins

This is what energy dominance will do for our country • Mornings With Maria
July 5 2017
by Heather Higgins

America is about ideas, not location • Mornings With Maria
July 5 2017
by Heather Higgins

Political Class culture: money will always come from somewhere • Mornings With Maria
July 5 2017
by Heather Higgins

What's Trump's next move to solve North Korean threat? • Mornings With Maria
July 5 2017
by Heather Higgins

Trump's foreign policy isn't based on emotion, but tact • Mornings With Maria
July 5 2017
by Heather Higgins

Letter: Coalition Urges Support for Increased Oversight Over CMMI
June 12 2017
by Heather Higgins

Letter: IWV Supports Reforms to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
June 7 2017
by Heather Higgins

Letter: IWV Supports ABLE 2.0
May 31 2017
by Heather Higgins

Why back channels matter and why every administration engages them • Mornings with Maria
May 31 2017
by Heather Higgins

WH Shakeup: Trump's style is letting people go • Mornings With Maria
May 31 2017
by Heather Higgins

Will world leaders pay their fair share in NATO after Trump's demand? • Mornings With Maria
May 31 2017
by Heather Higgins

Will the markets or the Trump voters be right on fixing the tax code? • Mornings With Maria
May 31 2017
by Heather Higgins

Montana special election: voters want someone who will help drain the swamp • Lou Dobbs Tonight
May 30 2017
by Heather Higgins

Letter: IWV Joins Coalition Urging FDA Commissioner to Ease the Heavy-Handed Regulatory Approach to E-Vaping
May 23 2017
by Heather Higgins

Letter: Nationwide Conservative Groups: Oppose Medicare Part D Rebate Proposals
May 22 2017
by Heather Higgins

Letter: Coalition Opposes Senator Warren's crony Hearing Aid Bill
May 17 2017
by Heather Higgins

Promised Made, Promises Kept • The Washington Times
May 4 2017
by Heather Higgins

The GOP messaging issue in discussing ACHA's preexisting condition coverage
May 3 2017
by Heather Higgins

Reality of market investments and challenges facing millennials
May 3 2017
by Heather Higgins

Hillary Clinton's cognitive dissonance will hurt Democrats and help Republicans
May 3 2017
by Heather Higgins

Budget Battle on the Hill: Trump is schooling McConnell and Ryan about how to negotiate.
May 3 2017
by Heather Higgins

GOP wary of spending bill but ready to push bill that's a vast improvement over ObamaCare
May 3 2017
by Heather Higgins

Trump's 100 Day Accomplishments: Good policy is better than fast policy.
April 28 2017
by Heather Higgins

Healthcare Showdown: It's time Republicans highlight benefits to moderates' concerns.
April 28 2017
by Heather Higgins

LETTER: USA Act Coalition
April 26 2017
by Heather Higgins

LETTER: Coalition to Congress: Support the Financial CHOICE Act
April 26 2017
by Heather Higgins

Is Trump Asking For More Than He Thinks He Can Get Done? • Mornings With Maria (04.24.17)
April 24 2017
by Heather Higgins

Letter: IWV Supports the Credit for Caring Act
April 18 2017
by Heather Higgins

Letter: IWV Supports the Strong Families Act
April 13 2017
by Heather Higgins

After healthcare fail, 4 ways to revise conservative playbook • The Hill
March 27 2017
by Heather Higgins

This obscure Senate rule could let VP Mike Pence fully repeal ObamaCare once and for all • The Hill
March 22 2017
by Heather Higgins

Conservative Solutions to Liberal Problems • LFR on the Radio (03.11.2017)
March 16 2017
by Heather Higgins

Dozen conservative groups support Obamacare repeal plan • Washington Examiner
March 16 2017
by Heather Higgins

Open Letter to Congress: Coalition Supports American Health Care Act
March 15 2017
by Heather Higgins

6 steps for Republicans to show up at their own town halls and win • The Hill
February 28 2017
by Heather Higgins

GOP's Health Care Headache • Making Money (02.27.2017)
February 28 2017
by Heather Higgins

To End ObamaCare, Be Bold • Wall Street Journal
February 27 2017
by Heather Higgins

Uncertainty over Border Tax • Coast to Coast
February 21 2017
by Heather Higgins

Trump Is a Lot Like the LBJ Whom Liberals Still Idolize • National Review
February 21 2017
by Heather Higgins

The left needs a lesson in Trump's 'metamessaging' • The Hill
February 15 2017
by Heather Higgins

Travel moratorium showdown • Making Money
February 7 2017
by Heather Higgins

Mainstream media’s war on Trump • Making Money
February 7 2017
by Heather Higgins

Coalition Letter Urging Pro-Growth Tax Reform in 2017
February 6 2017
by Heather Higgins

Great Secret of Implementing Change: Trump Cleaning House & Leaping Towards End Goal • Making Money
February 1 2017
by Heather Higgins

President Trump’s Travel Ban • Good Day New York
January 30 2017
by Heather Higgins

Letter: IWV Supports the nomination of Andrew Puzder as the next U.S. Secretary of Labor
January 27 2017
by Heather Higgins

The President Opens the ObamaCare Escape Hatch • Wall Street Journal
January 26 2017
by Heather Higgins

Trump Already Making Impact With Foreign Companies Investing In US • Making Money
January 24 2017
by Heather Higgins

Reducing Regulations & Taxes --Trump Continues To Put America First • Making Money
January 24 2017
by Heather Higgins

The Promise of President Trump • Wall Street Journal
January 20 2017
by Heather Higgins

Letter: IWV Supports the nomination of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency
January 18 2017
by Heather Higgins

Five Moves That Can Help Trump Win Big on Day One • The Fiscal Times
January 17 2017
by Heather Higgins

Letter: IWV Supports the nomination of Rep. Tom Price as the next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
January 17 2017
by Heather Higgins

The largest concern about Congress' ObamaCare repeal plan • Making Money (01.05.17)
January 6 2017
by Heather Higgins

Letter: IWV Supports the nomination of Betsy DeVos as the next U.S. Secretary of Education
January 6 2017
by Heather Higgins

GOP needs to act fast on Obamacare • USA Today
January 4 2017
by Heather Higgins

Obama Clemencies Exceed Last 11 Presidents • Making Money (12.20.16)
December 20 2016
by Heather Higgins

Trump's Cabinet Picks Based On Who Will Do The Best Job • Making Money
December 9 2016
by Heather Higgins

Trump Has Excellent Track Record Of Hiring Right People For Right Job • Making Money
December 1 2016
by Heather Higgins

Would Appointing Rep. Gabbard Be A Smart Move By Trump? • Making Money
November 22 2016
by Heather Higgins

What President-Elect Donald Trump Should Do From This Point Onwards • IJReview
November 9 2016
by Heather Higgins

Establishment Republicans, Make Way for Trump's New Coalition • The Hill
November 9 2016
by Heather Higgins

Donna Brazile's Actions A Black Eye For CNN & DNC • Coast To Coast
November 7 2016
by Heather Higgins

What Lengths Are Democrats Going to for Hillary Clinton? • Vicki McKenna Show
November 4 2016
by Heather Higgins

If Dems Will Rig A Debate For Clinton, What Won't They Do To Win? • Conservative Commandos
November 4 2016
by Heather Higgins

If Dems will rig a debate for Clinton, what won't they do to win? • The Hill
November 1 2016
by Heather Higgins

WikiLeaks E-mails Reveal Clinton Staff Criticism On Serious Character Flaws • Coast To Coast
October 27 2016
by Heather Higgins

Why Trump's "Wait And See" Was A Brilliant Move • Making Money
October 24 2016
by Heather Higgins

Will Facebook Censor Trump's Posts? • Making Money
October 24 2016
by Heather Higgins

Why Trump’s “Wait and See” Was Brilliant • Ricochet
October 20 2016
by Heather Higgins

What's Worse: Clinton's Actions Or Trump's Comments? • Sean & Frank
October 20 2016
by Heather Higgins

Finally a Trump-Clinton Contest on the Issues • LifeZette
October 20 2016
by Heather Higgins

Trump’s Last Shot • LifeZette
October 19 2016
by Heather Higgins

Trump and Women Voters • Bill Cunningham
October 18 2016
by Heather Higgins

I'm with #WomenWhoVoteTrump because my other choice is Clinton • The Hill
October 14 2016
by Heather Higgins

IWF Joins Coalition of Over 50 Groups to Pressure Congress to Stop Obamacare Bailouts
October 12 2016
by Heather Higgins

The Women's Vote: Has Trump's Apology Been Accepted? • Making Money
October 10 2016
by Heather Higgins

Trump the Survivor Comes Back • LifeZette
October 10 2016
by Heather Higgins

Can a Big Win for Trump Right the Ship? • LifeZette
October 9 2016
by Heather Higgins

An Informed Public: Conservatives’ Path to Winning • Conservative Commandos
October 6 2016
by Heather Higgins

An Informed Public: Conservatives’ Path to Winning • National Review
October 5 2016
by Heather Higgins

Is Trump Better Positioned Going Into The Next Debate? • Making Money
September 30 2016
by Heather Higgins

Winning the Battle but Not the War • Inside Sources
September 28 2016
by Heather Higgins

Hillary Won, But Trump Helped His Campaign • LifeZette
September 27 2016
by Heather Higgins

Handicapping the First Trump-Clinton Debate • LifeZette
September 26 2016
by Heather Higgins

Trump to Mexico • Ricochet
September 2 2016
by Heather Higgins

Unpopularity At All Time High: Does it matter this election? • Making Money
August 31 2016
by Heather Higgins

My Money Is on a Trump Victory • National Review
August 29 2016
by Heather Higgins

Colleges Promote More Awareness of Social & Race Issues • Making Money
August 26 2016
by Heather Higgins

Paul Ryan Primary & Should Trump have embraced him? • Making Money
August 10 2016
by Heather Higgins

What To Learn from the Bern • The Huffington Post
August 2 2016
by Heather Higgins

Reince Priebus must decide whether to enforce Republican pledge • The Washington Times
July 25 2016
by Heather Higgins

Did Ted Cruz's GOP Convention Speech Backfire? • Cavuto Coast to Coast
July 21 2016
by Heather Higgins

Catfish Inspection Program Coalition Letter
June 24 2016
by Heather Higgins

Hillary Is A Hard Sell To Millennials • Huffington Post
June 14 2016
by Heather Higgins

A Weekend Diversion via the American Spectator Gala • Ricochet
April 4 2016
by Heather Higgins

Coalition Letter to Congress: Reject a Carbon Tax
February 24 2016
by Heather Higgins