Congress and the Administrative State: Powers, Responsibilities, and Possible Reforms

April 6, 2018

9:00 AMRegistration and breakfast

9:30- 10:45 AM – Panel 1: The First Branch? Oversight, Appropriations, and Legislation

Ambassador C. Boyden Gray, Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates
Yuval Levin, Editor, National Affairs; and Hertog Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Amanda H. Neely, General Counsel to Senator Rob Portman; and Deputy Chief Counsel, the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Moderator: Adam White, Director, Center for the Study of the Administrative State and Adjunct Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

10:45- 10:55 AM Break

10:55- 12:00 PM – Panel 2: A Congressional Regulatory Office?

Rena Steinzor, Edward M. Robertson Professor, University of Maryland Carey Law School
Philip A. Wallach, Senior Fellow of Governance, R Street Institute

Moderator: Yuval Levin, Editor, National Affairs; and Hertog Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

12:00- 12:20 PMLunch 

12:20- 1:30 PM – Panel 3: Regulatory Budgets – First in the Administration, Next in Congress?

Christopher DeMuth, Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute
Jeffrey M. Harris, Associate Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Patrick A. McLaughlin, Director, the Program for Economic Research on Regulation; and Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University

Moderator: Adam White, Director, Center for the Study of the Administrative State and Adjunct Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University