Reining in the Administrative State

Roman Buhler
In 1960, the Code of Federal Regulations stood at 22,877 pages.  By 2013, it contained 175,496 pages.  It can be argued that every page of federal regulation is, in some form or fashion, curtailing the promise of individual liberty bestowed upon us by our Constitution. 

Join us as we host Roman Buhler, of Buhler and Associates, and Director of the Madison Coalition, to discuss the administrative state and efforts to bring permanent end to "regulation without representation" and to help ensure that federal regulations, like federal laws, have the consent of the governed. Mr. Buhler will review of the current legislative method available, the Congressional Review Act. In addition, he will address other legislative proposals that may be taken up by the Congress—the REINS (Regulations From the Executive In Need of Scrutiny) Act, Separation of Powers Restoration Act, and the Agency Accountability Act. Finally, he will explain the proposed Regulation Freedom Amendment, and detail the process by which the Amendment could become law.

Mr. Buhler is President of Buhler and Associates, a consulting and lobbying firm located in McLean, Virginia.  He is also Director of the Madison Coalition, an organization dedicated to establishing a Regulation Freedom Amendment that permanently requires that major new federal regulations be approved by Congress.  Mr. Buhler served as Newt Gingrich’s first Committee Counsel, when Mr. Gingrich was Speaker of the House, and from 1989 to 2003 and again in 2007 as Elections Counsel to the Committee on House Administration, handling election issues.  As Counsel, his work included promoting legislation to protect election integrity, overseeing the regulatory activities of the Federal Election Commission, and investigating allegations of election fraud in contested elections for Congress.  Prior to his service in the House, Buhler worked as an attorney and political consultant in California. He holds a B.A. from Stanford University, and a J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.  Mr. Buhler also graduated from the Harvard University Program for Senior Managers in Government.


When:  Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 p.m. (lunch)

Where:  Oliver Café at Equinox Sports Club, 1980 Main Street, Irvine, Tel. (949) 251-6363.  Bring your parking ticket to the luncheon for validation.

Cost: $30/members, $35/nonmembers, $20/students, for lunch and 1 hour of MCLE credit (the Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE).

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