On March 2, 2017, the Center for the Study of the Administrative State is hosting a public policy conference on the Hill entitled The Time for Regulatory Reform in Congress. The Center’s director Neomi Rao and I have organized this event, and it should be a lot of fun. It’s free, with food, so register here.
In the meantime, if you’re interested in exploring regulatory reform legislation pending in the current Congress, check out the latest summary released by the Administrative Conference of the United States here.
Here’s a description of the event:
Please join us for a Public Policy Conference on The Time for Regulatory Reform in Congress at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106, 2nd St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002.
Congress has taken up regulatory reform with vigor. Numerous legislative proposals aim to reform the structure of the administrative state. The REINS Act would make Congress more accountable for regulations. The Separation of Powers Restoration Act would require full judicial review of agency decisions. Congress proposes to use the Congressional Review Act to overturn existing regulations. President Trump has issued an executive order requiring a regulatory budget. This conference will bring together leading experts to discuss these reforms and others and analyze the most effective ways for Congress to pursue regulatory reform and to improve the accountability and efficiency of the administrative state.
Senator Mike Lee will deliver the keynote address and the full schedule is below. The conference is co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Section on Administrative Law, Regulatory Policy Committee.
Registration is free and open to the public. To learn more about CSAS, please visit administrativestate.gmu.edu and follow CSAS on Twitter. We hope you will join us for this important and timely discussion on Thursday, March 2nd.
And here is the agenda:
8:30 AM – Registration and breakfast
9:00-10:15 AM – Panel 1: Congressional Review and REINS
Jonathan H. Adler, Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation and Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University, School of Law
Todd F. Gaziano, Executive Director and Senior Fellow in Constitutional Law, Pacific Legal Foundation
Matthew Owen, Staff Director and Chief Counsel, The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
Jonathan R. Siegel, F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Research Professor of Law, George Washington University
Moderator: Neomi Rao, Director, Center for the Study of the Administrative State; and Associate Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
10:15 AM – Break
10:30-11:45 AM – Panel 2: Reasserting Congress in the Administrative State
Susan E. Dudley, Director, George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center; and Distinguished Professor, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration
Kristin E. Hickman, Harlan Albert Rogers Professor in Law and Distinguished McKnight Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School; and Associate Director, Corporate Institute
Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law, George Washington University
Adam J. White, Research Fellow, The Hoover Institution
Moderator: Christopher. J. Walker, Director, Moritz Washington, D.C. Summer Program; and Associate Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law, the Ohio State University
11:45 AM-1:00 PM – Lunch and Keynote Address by Senator Mike Lee