Policy Orientation 2016

Friday, January 8 • 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Agencies – the essence of the administrative state – play ever more ubiquitous and decisive roles at both federal and state levels.  Ranging from housing permits, to licensing, to environmental regulation to health care, agencies touch every facet of our lives. EPA’s recent proliferation of expansive and overreaching rules like the Clean Power Plan and WOTUS, necessitates the need to take a look at the current Administrative State and its impact on Texas and Federalism. Short of eliminating many of the agencies and their programs, what can be done to cause them to operate more in line with sound conservative principles?

Rep. Drew Darby, Texas House of Representatives
John R. Hays, Jr., Partner, Hays & Owens L.L.P.
Dudley McCalla, Counsel, Jackson Walker LLP

Moderated by The Honorable Kathleen Hartnett White, Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence & Director, Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment, Texas Public Policy Foundation