Symposium on Regulatory Safeguards Features Warren, Frosh, Three CPR Scholars

by James Goodwin

June 04, 2018

Tuesday afternoon, three CPR Member Scholars – William Buzbee, Lisa Heinzerling, and Rena Steinzor – will be among the experts featured at a major symposium on the threats facing our system of regulatory safeguards. The symposium, The War on Regulation: Good for Corporations, Bad for the Public, was organized by the Coalition of Sensible Safeguards (CSS), which CPR co-leads as an executive committee member, and will include a keynote address from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and closing remarks from Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh.

The goal of the symposium is to shine a spotlight on the concerted attacks being launched against our regulatory system during the Trump era, both from the Trump administration and conservatives in Congress. In addition to Senator Warren’s and Attorney General Frosh’s remarks, the War on Regulation symposium will include two panel-led discussions. The first will feature Professor Heinzerling and will examine the various types of attacks being brought against our safeguards. In the second panel, moderated by Professor Steinzor, a group of ordinary Americans will tell in their own words how these attacks on regulatory safeguards have caused them real harms, and how they’ve harmed their families and communities. The symposium will close with a discussion of how progressive public officials are working to fight back against these attacks. As part of this discussion, Professor Buzbee will explain how the Trump administration’s attacks on the regulatory system are running afoul of the rule of law.

The War on Regulatory symposium takes place tomorrow from 12:00 noon to 2:30 p.m.in the Gewirz Student Center at George University Law School in Washington, D.C. Although the in-person seating is at capacity, a livestream of the event will be available here. It’ll be live-tweeted, as well; follow @RegsRock, or #WarOnRegs for that. During the event, the CSS will formally release a new report called The War on Regulation: A Guide to the Ongoing Assault on Public Protections to Boost Corporate Profits, which CPR helped to draft. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the attacks on the U.S. regulatory system that have taken place during the Trump administration.

Hope you can join us!

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James Goodwin, J.D., M.P.P., is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Center for Progressive Reform. He joined CPR in May of 2008.

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