Kemp Forum

The Kemp Forum is a debate and discussion series providing a platform for the civil competition of ideas. Based on the premise that ideas, like athletes, become sharper in competition, the Kemp Forum examines cutting edge public policy questions through the kind of restless, spirited debate that Jack Kemp practiced from the heart.

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Media Coverage of the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity

The Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity received extensive news coverage. Here are just some of the stories:   The New York Times, Republican Candidates, Minus Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Play Nice at Poverty Forum "...After a week filled with attack ads and months of caustic debates, six of the Republicans running for president gathered in the same place on Saturday and showed they …

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Watch – Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) moderated the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity on January 9, 2016, in Columbia, South Carolina. Panel One - featuring former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2IItkpUoJg Panel Two - featuring former Arkansas Gov. Mike …

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Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity

On January 9th, 2016, in Columbia, South Carolina, the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity made a bit of history. For the first time, a sitting Speaker of the House publicly interviewed prospective presidential candidates about their plans to advance the promise of the American idea. He was joined by Senator Tim Scott, who welcomed 2016 presidential candidates Governor Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, …

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Police Community Relations

To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, the Jack Kemp Foundation sponsored a focus group for the Kemp Forum on Police Community Relations on January 15 in Suitland, Maryland. Recent events across the nation have led to heightened tensions between police and the communities they serve, resulting in conflict, hurt, and frustration. The Kemp Forum on Police/Community Relations, moderated …

True Growth: Capitol Hill Series – Larry Kudlow

On July 15th, Larry Kudlow gave remarks on growing the economy to Capitol Hill staffers and guests followed by an audience Q&A. During President Reagan’s first term, Mr. Kudlow was the associate director for economics and planning, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, where he was engaged in the development of the administration’s economic and budget …

True Growth: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Gold Standard Act of 1984

On June 6th a Kemp Forum on True Growth met to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Gold Standard Act introduced by Congressman Jack Kemp in 1984. Former members of Kemp’s staff and others gathered to speak about Jack’s views on the gold standard and how to jump start discussions for achieving a sound dollar in the near future. Judy Shelton’s essay Sound Money, written as part of the …

The Future of the American Idea: A Conversation at Lincoln Cottage

The American Idea is the radical belief that the Declaration of Independence applies to every individual; everyone should have the same opportunity to rise as high as their talents and efforts can carry them; and while people move ahead, we should endeavor to leave no one behind. From this premise, the Kemp Forum on the Future of the American Idea examines the core themes and compelling policy …

True Growth: Co-Sponsored by Google Featuring Senator Marco Rubio

Senator Marco Rubio unveils new policy proposals for the U.S. economy at the Kemp Forum on True Growth, co-sponsored by the Jack Kemp Foundation and Google, at Google Headquarters, Washington D.C. on March 10, 2014. In outlining his new proposals, Senator Rubio discusses policies that encourage true economic growth. As part of this reform platform, he explains the need to open up more wireless …

Partnership with BPC Housing Commission

In the Kemp Forum spirit of promoting civil dialogue on important public policy issues, the Jack Kemp Foundation and the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) are partnering to launch a series of Regional Housing Forums as part of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission.  The BPC-Kemp Regional Housing Forums will hold public events around the country.  Participants will include BPC Housing …

Selected Housing Policy Documents of Secretary Jack Kemp

The Jack Kemp Foundation has digitized a number documents that provide insight into Secretary Kemp's housing policy positions, including several speeches, as part of our partnership with the Bipartisan Policy Center on the BPC-Kemp Housing Symposium.  Links to these documents are included in the list below. Alliance for Democratic Prosperity. Democracy and Free Enterprise in the Americas – …

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