AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation will host “When the Feds Go Rogue: the States’ Duty to Respond” this Thursday, August 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the State Capitol Legislative Conference Center, room E2.002.

New instances of federal overreach are revealed at an alarming rate: the EPA regulating without restraint, the DOJ encouraging Attorney Generals not to enforce valid laws, and federal rescission of partnership agreements with states on immigration and environmental issues. The persistent overreach of these federal regulatory agencies is rapidly dissolving the rights retained by the states in the Constitution.

In this primer, panelists will examine where the states still have room to defend their sovereignty from federal power grabs, how to evaluate federal dollars with strings attached, and how to stay solvent in the face of federal defaults.

Panelists include:

  • Karen Lugo – Director of the Center for Tenth Amendment Action at the Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Bryan Shaw – Commissioner for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • John Hays – Former Railroad Commissioner, Hays & Owens LLC
If interested in attending as press, please contact Ellen Bartling at 512-472-2700 or reply to this email.

For general inquiries, please contact Mike Joyce at [email protected].

Karen Lugo is the Director of the Center for Tenth Amendment Action at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. 
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin.