The new 115th Congress has a fresh opportunity to encourage the creation of new jobs and jump-start an era of economic growth. Across the country, men and women are struggling with economic hardships, entrepreneurs are wondering if they’ll be able to succeed, and companies are encountering increasing costs.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, building on more than three decades of expertise, has assembled a panel of regulatory policy experts to offer recommendations and solutions for tackling one of the biggest problems holding Americans back: the weight of burdensome, redundant, and excessive government regulation.

Some ideas are already on the table in the form of existing legislation. Others have been discussed, but not yet introduced. But getting from a bill to an economic revolution will call for a campaign of negotiation and compromise that will require all sides to work together.

This panel will discuss how members of Congress can lay the groundwork for comprehensive reform and help our nation create a regulatory system that will help create jobs, expand opportunities, and eliminate temptations to cronyism.


Thursday, February 2, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
(lunch & discussion)


Cannon House Office Building, Room 122
Washington, D.C.



Kent Lassman (moderator), President and CEO at the Competitive Enterprise Institute
Wayne Crews, Vice President for Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (event remarks)
Jerry Ellig, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (event remarks)
Adam White, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution
Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law at the The George Washington University (event remarks)

Please RSVP by Tuesday, Jan 31.

The event is reserved for Hill staffers only. For questions about the event, contact Annie Dwyer at [email protected] or 202-331-1010.

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


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