WASHINGTON – A new network of House and Senate conservatives today announced the upcoming launch of the Article I Project (A1P). The group will develop and advance a broad agenda to strengthen Congress by reclaiming constitutional powers now being exercised by the Executive branch.
The launch will take place on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016, at 8 am EST at Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center in Washington, D.C.
“If conservatives want to reform federal policy, we first have to reform the way policy gets made. The Constitution gives Congress the power to make the laws, but for too long Congress has either shirked its legislative responsibilities or delegated them to the Executive branch. It’s time that Congress reclaim its rightful Article I lawmaking powers,” Lee said.
“The Article I Project is not some misty-eyed longing for a simpler time or era that’s come and gone. It’s a new network of conservatives working together to recover Congress’s correct constitutional role, and I’m honored to be a part,” Hensarling said.
Sens. Lee and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Rep. Hensarling will give addresses at the start of the event and will be available for Q&A as well. Reps. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Dave Brat (R-VA), Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), Gary Palmer (R-AL), Mia Love (R-UT), John Ratcliffe (R-TX), and Mark Walker (R-NC) will also be on hand for panel discussions hosted by National Affairs Editor Yuval Levin and American Enterprise Institute Scholar James Capretta.
What: Article I Project Launch
When: 8 am EST on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Where: Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center, 227 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Note: Space is limited, so RSVPs are strongly encouraged.