The past two presidential administrations offered two different approaches to implementing effective regulation.

Since President Ronald Reagan instituted modern White House regulatory oversight in 1981, cost-benefit analysis in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has been the most prominent tool for restraining agency activism. In 2021, the Trump administration supplemented it with a “regulatory budget,” which required agencies to set priorities by prohibiting them from imposing new regulatory costs without reducing other expenditures.

The Biden administration repealed the regulatory budget requirements, and in April 2023, it modified cost-benefit analysis itself.

Please join AEI’s Jeffrey A. Rosen and Adam J. White to discuss the impact of these countervailing approaches with leading regulatory experts, including opening and closing conversations with former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Sen. James Lankford (R-OK).

Submit questions to [email protected] or on Twitter with #AEIRegReform.

If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. After the event concludes, a full video will be posted within 24 hours.


1:15 p.m.
Opening Conversation: Managing State and Federal Regulation
Andrew Wheeler, Director, Office of Regulatory Management
Adam J. White, Senior Fellow, AEI

1:45 p.m.

1:55 p.m.
Panel I: The Past and Future of Regulatory Budgets to Manage Regulation

Dan Bosch, Regulatory Affairs Director, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
James Broughel, Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Anthony Campau, Principal, Clark Hill Public Strategies

Jeffrey A. Rosen, Nonresident Fellow, AEI

2:55 p.m.

3:10 p.m.

3:20 p.m.
Panel II: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the Biden Administration, and the Tools for Regulatory Reform

Boris Bershteyn, Partner, Skadden
Susan Dudley, Director, George Washington Regulatory Studies Center
Paul Ray, Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies

Adam J. White, Senior Fellow, AEI

4:20 p.m.

4:35 p.m.

4:45 p.m.
Closing Conversation: Making Successful Regulatory Policies Permanent
James Lankford, US Senator (R-OK)
Jeffrey A. Rosen, Nonresident Fellow, AEI

5:15 p.m.

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