The Constitution’s First Branch:Rediscovering the Legislative Power
Congress is the Constitution’s first branch of our government, but Congress no longer plays the lead role in formulating federal law and policy. How has Congress’s role in governance changed in recent decades? Why has it changed? And what can be done to restore Congress to its proper place at the center of our constitutional system?
On May 2, the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State will host a conference to discuss these questions, with an array of expert scholars and practitioners.
The event is free for all to attend, and the agenda is available below. We hope you will join us.
9:00 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. – Panel 1: The Constitution’s First Branch: Rediscovering the Legislative Power
Jonathan H. Adler, Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation and Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Sarah A. Binder, Professor of Political Science, George Washington University, and Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
Christopher Walker, Associate Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University; and Director, The Moritz Washington, D.C. Summer Program
Philip A. Wallach, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
Moderator: Adam J. White, Executive Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State and Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
10:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. – Break
10:40 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. – Panel 2: How Does Central Party Control in Congress Affect the Legislative Process?
Frances E. Lee, Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
James Wallner, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
Moderator: Andrew Kloster, Deputy Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State
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