Regardless of the outcome of next week’s election, the conservative Heritage Foundation is preparing to host two days of briefing sessions for newly elected member of the U.S. House and Senate on what the think tank considers to be key issues.


“We expect more than 60 new members to be headed to Washington from all over the country,” said Heritage President Edwin J. Feulner in a statement. “Those who attend our sessions will get the nuts and bolts of critical issues for 2013 from Heritage policy experts and guest speakers — from controlling spending and reforming the tax system to keeping our military strong.”

Matthew Spalding, Nina Owcharenko and Stuart Butler are among Heritage’s in-house experts who will provide briefings in addition to outside speakers who include Weekly Standard publisher William Kristol and former UN Ambassador John Bolton.

Heritage has organized the New Members Orientation every two years since 1992. 

Earlier this month, the Heritage Foundation concluded an outreach program on Capitol Hill when it graduated another class of junior Hill staffers through its annual conservative education and professional development program, the Heritage Congressional Fellows.