AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation, one of America’s premier state-level free-market research institutes, issued the following statement from president and CEO Brooke Rollins, on the news of Sen. Jim DeMint’s announced move from the U.S. Senate to head up the Heritage Foundation:

“We view the Heritage Foundation as America’s flagship free-market public policy think tank and, as such, see them as a vital partner in our work. We are delighted with the news that Sen. Jim DeMint, an unflagging advocate for liberty and Constitutional governance, will take the reins from Dr. Edwin Feulner, who has ably led the Heritage Foundation for the past 35 years. America faces huge challenges and great opportunities. Sen. DeMint’s principled leadership at the helm of the nation’s most important conservative institute will be instrumental in developing answers to these challenges.”

Brooke L. Rollins is President and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin.

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