Structural regulatory reform is the most important issue in 2024 that is often overlooked. The 188,000-page Code of Federal Regulations costs more than $2 trillion per year or more than $14,000 per household. Regulatory compliance costs more than food, clothing, and other household expenses. 

Please join CEI for another in a series of Alfred E. Kahn Dinner discussions focused on solutions to the problems of the contemporary regulatory state. With featured remarks from Representative Harriet Hageman (WY), in conversation with CEI President Kent Lassman and Fred L. Smith Fellow in Regulatory Studies Wayne Crews, a curated group of experts will explore what should be done, what can be done, and how to transform analysis into legislative accomplishment.

Named after deregulatory czar Alfred E. Kahn, CEI launched this discussion series in 2017 to continue his legacy. These private roundtable dinners gather leading experts to discuss deregulatory opportunities and strategies for reform. This discussion will be held under Chatham House Rule. 

In addition to discussing Biden-era themes, such as whole-of-government initiatives, crisis abuse, regulatory dark matter, and enumerated powers, guests will receive a preview of the 2024 edition of Wayne Crews’s annual Ten Thousand Commandments report. 

When: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm ​​​​

Monday, May 6, 2024

Cocktails will be available downstairs on arrival, followed by dinner upstairs.

Where: Elizabeth’s on L
1341 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Invitation only. Questions? Please contact [email protected].
Representative Harriet Hageman was first elected in 2022 and distinguished herself as a leading voice in the House on regulatory reform and free market issues. Rep. Hageman is a member of the Republican Study Committee and the House Freedom Caucus, and sits on both the House Judiciary Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee. Since being sworn in, Rep. Hageman has championed several measures to curb executive overreach and promote separation of powers; including the POWER Act, a measure that would require the President and federal agencies to obtain the approval of Congress before prohibiting or delaying new energy, coal, or mineral leases or permits on federal lands. Before being elected into Congress, Hageman litigated before agency administrative law courts on various energy and environmental issues during her time at the New Civil Liberties Alliance. She holds a J.D. from the University of Wyoming. 

Wayne Crews is the Fred L. Smith fellow in regulatory studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. His work explores the impact of government regulation on free enterprise. He studies antitrust and competition policy, safety and environmental issues, and challenges of the information age like privacy, online security, broadband policy, and intellectual property. He holds an M.B.A from William and Mary and a B.S. from Lander College in Greenwood, South Carolina. He was a candidate for state senate as a Libertarian while at Lander. Prior to joining CEI, he worked at the Cato Institute, the U.S. Senate, and the Food and Drug Administration. 

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