Featuring keynote remarks from Representative Bob Good (R, VA-05), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

When: 12:00-1:00pm Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Where: 1539 Longworth House Office Building

15 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20515

Questions: [email protected]

While government spending, deficits, and the national debt are staggering, so too is the burden of the federal regulatory state. With total annual federal regulatory costs exceeding $1.9 trillion, American businesses, workers, consumers, and families are suffering the cost of this red tape. Still, agencies added more than 3,250 final rules to the Federal Register in 2021, which does not include copious regulatory dark matter initiatives.

The 118th Congress has a unique opportunity to enact reforms that promote government accountability and economic prosperity.

In Free to Prosper: A Pro-Growth Agenda for the 118th Congress, the Competitive Enterprise Institute outlines policy solutions to prevent executive overreach, streamline federal regulations, and unleash entrepreneurialism and economic recovery. Please join CEI for a lunch briefing on tangible solutions to select key issues: inflation, trade, energy, environment, and broadband. Representative Bob Good (VA-05) will deliver keynote remarks followed by a panel discussion with CEI experts Ryan Young, Ben Lieberman, and Ryan Nabil.

The briefing will take place on Tuesday, February 28th from 12:00 – 1:00 in 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, February 24th.

For the purposes of congressional ethics rules, this is a widely attended event.

Representative Bob Good (R, VA-05) was first elected in 2020 and is a member of the House Freedom Caucus and serves on the Budget Committee and the Committee on Education and the Workforce. He is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. Prior to his election to Congress, Good served one term on the Campbell County Board of Supervisors from 2015 to 2019. Professionally, he worked as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development at Liberty University for 15 years, following a 17-year career with CitiFinancial. He attended Liberty University, where he was a member of the wrestling team and earned a Bachelor of Science in finance and a Master of Business Administration.

Ryan Young is a senior economist at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. His research focuses on regulatory reform, trade policy, antitrust regulation, and other issues. He formerly hosted the CEI Podcast, and writes the popular “This Week in Ridiculous Regulations” series for CEI’s staff blog. He was CEI’s 2009-2010 Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow. His personal blog is Inertia Wins. Ryan holds an M.A. in economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and a B.A. in history from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. 

Ben Lieberman is a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. His work specializes in environmental policy, specifically on issues pertaining to energy and natural resources. He previously served seven years as a senior counsel on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. As a congressional staffer, he worked on a number of issues related to fuels and vehicles, including the Renewable Fuel Standard and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. He also worked on energy infrastructure permitting reform, home appliance energy efficiency standards, and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Ben received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, and his law degree from the George Washington University School of Law.

Ryan Nabil is a research fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. His research focuses on privacy, artificial intelligence, and broadband. Prior to joining CEI, he worked at the American Enterprise Institute where he researched global macroeconomy, financial regulation, and agricultural policy issues. He is a Fox International Fellow at Sciences Po in Paris, France, where his research examines UK/EU foreign policy and Chinese and Russian approaches to international and regional organizations. Ryan completed an MA in global affairs from Yale University, where he studied international relations, international law, and quantitative analysis. Whilst at Yale, Ryan worked as a teaching fellow for three Yale courses and served as the managing editor of the Yale Journal of International Affairs.

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