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The Regulatory Transparency Project: What and Why?

Regulatory Transparency Project Teleforum Thursday, May 25, 10:00 AMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

The Regulatory Transparency Project seeks to combat the excesses of the administrative state in this country. All too often, over-regulation of the economy stifles innovation, productivity, opportunity and ultimately, the American Dream. We want people to look at regulations which are burdensome and extremely inefficient and not simply submit to them as the cost of doing business but rather, look for real and concrete ways to change them for the better.

The RTP is a years-long endeavor designed to reach and to educate a broad audience. The purpose, in part, is to illustrate that regulatory excess is not a partisan issue but, a good government issue. We believe that such an approach can lead to both immediate change and, more importantly, development of a healthy societal skepticism of regulation. We invite you to join us for our inaugural teleforum as we discuss and take questions related to the “what and why” of the RTP.

Sign up for RTP updates and stay informed at https://regproject.org/.

 

Featuring: 

  • Amb. C. Boyden Gray,  Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates and Chairman of Agency Enforcement & Coercion Working Group  
  • Devon Westhill, Director, Regulatory Transparency Project, Federalist Society 

The Role of Economic Liberty in the United States - Event Audio/Video

Administrative Law & Regulation and Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Groups
Michelle P. Connolly, Clark Neily, Lawrence J. Spiwak, Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Dean A. Reuter March 30, 2017

The Federalist Society hosted a lunch and discussion on the role of Economic Liberty in the United States on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.  

Today, many job-seeking Americans and companies face significant government barriers that restrict their full participation in the economy. These barriers, often in the form of restrictive regulatory regimes, prevent consumers from using their skills, entering new professions, and starting new businesses. They also prevent low and middle-class Americans from moving up the ladder.  Competition and free markets have the power to spur innovation, create new business models, and drive economic opportunity and growth.

Policymakers, like Acting Chair of the Federal Trade Commission Maureen Ohlhausen, have begun to take actions to address these barriers.  For example, Ms. Ohlhausen recently announced the creation of an Economic Liberty Task Force to advance economic liberty issues, with a particular focus on occupational licensing regulations.  These topics and others were addressed.

Speakers Include: 

  • Prof. Michelle P. Connolly, Professor of the Practice of Economics, Duke University
  • Clark Neily, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
  • Lawrence J. Spiwak, President, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Studies
  • Moderator: Hon. Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
  • Introduction: Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

National Press Club
Washington, DC

The Role of Economic Liberty in the United States - Sen. Ted Cruz Keynote Address - Event Audio/Video

Administrative Law & Regulation and Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Groups
R. Ted Cruz, Dean A. Reuter March 30, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz gives the keynote address to open the Federalist Society's lunch and discussion on the role of Economic Liberty in the United States on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

Featuring: 

  • Hon. R. Ted Cruz, United States Senator, Texas
  • Introduction: Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

National Press Club
Washington, DC