This month's KARN/AFP-Arkansas Conservative Luncheon Series will feature the Heritage Foundation's Ernest Istook.
As usual, the lunch will kick-off at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22 at the Hilton Little Rock Metro Center (925 South University Ave). We look forward to seeing you there!
About Ernest Istook
Mr. Istook served 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives before joining Heritage in 2007.
In Congress, representing Oklahoma's 5th District, he engaged in a wide and robust range of issues as a member of the Appropriations Committee --where he chaired multiple subcommittees-- and the Homeland Security Committee.
He delved into budget and spending issues in general as well as subjects such as transportation, trade, defense, health care, education, labor, financial services, homeland security and religious liberty. He was a founder of the re-established Republican Study Committee, the principal conservative caucus in the House.
A frequent fill-in host for several major national talk radio programs, he writes weekly opinion columns for outlets that include Newsmax, Human Events and The Daily Caller. His daily radio commentaries are heard on more than 80 radio stations. He is a regular guest on network and cable news and commentary programs.
The first college graduate in the Istook family tree, he holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Baylor University and a law degree from Oklahoma City University. His community activities include the Boy Scouts of America, where he served several years as a scoutmaster.
When & Where
Americans for Prosperity - Arkansas
Americans for Prosperity - Arkansas (AFP-AR) is committed to educating citizens about economic policy and mobilizing those citizens as advocates in the public policy process. AFP is an organization of grassroots leaders who engage citizens in the name of limited government and free markets on the local, state, and federal levels. AFP grassroots activists advocate for public policies that champion the principles of entrepreneurship and fiscal and regulatory restraint. To that end, AFP supports:
- Cutting taxes and government spending in order to halt the encroachment of government in the economic lives of citizens by fighting proposed tax increases and pointing out evidence of waste, fraud, and abuse.
- Removing unnecessary barriers to entrepreneurship and opportunity by sparking citizen involvement early in the regulatory process in order to reduce red tape.
- Restoring fairness to our judicial system.