Who We Are

Our Mission

Our mission is to renew a consensus of America as a nation under God with unique interests worthy of defending that flow from its people, institutions, and history, where individuals’ enjoyment of freedom is predicated on just laws and healthy communities.

About the Center for Renewing America

The Center for Renewing America was founded in 2021 by Russ Vought who served in President Trump’s Cabinet as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Russ Vought and Center for Renewing America team

As OMB Director, Vought was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the President’s policy, management, and deregulatory agendas across the Executive Branch.

Following the 2020 election, Vought saw a conservative movement which, though full of well-meaning thinkers and activists of a variety of persuasions, had failed to change America’s trajectory.

Notwithstanding policy victories on tax policy, welfare, and the right to life in the last several decades, the conservative movement’s efforts had largely failed to turn back the tide of progressive liberalism. The commanding heights of culture—the academy, the media, the entertainment industry, elite opinion, etc.—had only gotten stronger and bolder. 

Donald Trump’s election was glaring evidence of a deep dissatisfaction with both conventional politicians and the Establishment—for their lack of mettle against the Left and their refusal to address many issues that fell outside of their conventional views of conservatism.

Russ Vought and President Donald Trump

In addition, President Trump’s dogged commitment to keeping his promises led to great adoration within his conservative base of supporters. Yet many Establishment voices have still not come to terms with the necessary corrective of the America First phenomenon.

God, country, and community are at the heart of this agenda. These are the correctives the Center for Renewing America was built to champion, and our effectiveness in framing and winning the policy battles on these central issues will bring opportunity for renewal across our nation.