Marie Fishpaw

Marie Fishpaw

Director, Domestic Policy Studies

Marie Fishpaw is Director of Domestic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation's Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity.

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Marie Fishpaw, an entrepreneurial executive with White House, Capitol Hill, and business experience, is the director of Domestic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation’s Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity. 

Marie has long advanced conservative strategies for economic and domestic issues. She served as the deputy assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney in the White House during the Bush Administration where she helped create and execute strategies, budgets, and plans on pressing issues like health care, welfare, higher education, labor, pensions, infrastructure, entitlements and federal spending. She focused on promoting jobs & growth, a responsible approach to spending, and pragmatic policies to improve the daily lives of Americans.

During her tenure as a senior staff member in the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Marie co-led opposition efforts to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act commonly known as Obamacare—developing free-market alternatives for conservative lawmakers. She also led work to develop an oversight initiative of the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory work.

Most recently, Marie led multiple product teams at Bloomberg Government, where she built the product from its start-up phase to a scaled multi-million dollar company and then led additional rounds of growth into adjacent markets.  As a corporate leadership team member, Marie developed overall product strategies for the software-as-a-service business unit that helps professionals understand the business impact of government actions. 

Marie holds a bachelor’s degree in history and government from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She lives in Washington, D.C.’s Woodley Park.