Stephen Moore, a touchstone conservative voice in Washington as founder of the Club for Growth and a member of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board, is headed to the Heritage Foundation to be its chief economist.
It’s somewhat of a homecoming for Moore, who worked at Heritage as a budget fellow in the 1980s before becoming chief economist of the Joint Economic Committee in the 1990s under ex-Rep. Richard Armey, R-Texas. He went on to found the Club for Growth in 1999. He left his job at the top of the Club in 2004 for the Free Enterprise Fund before heading to the Wall Street Journal in 2005.
Moore back in his Club days. (Scott J. Ferrell/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
“We couldn’t be happier to have Steve back on the Heritage team,” Heritage President Jim DeMint, a former senator from South Carolina, said in a release touting the hire, adding that Moore’s economics know-how and Capitol Hill experience would be helpful in getting the think tank’s message across to Congress.
Members of Congress who have grown accustomed to a flooding of the zone, or email inbox, from Heritage and the Club announcing key votes for their legislative scorecard had better get used to Moore, Moore, Moore.