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Leashing Leviathan: The Case for a Congressional Regulatory Budget

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, May 25 at 10 AM EDT, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) will be joined by Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Mark Walker (R-NC) and Dave Brat (R-VA) to discuss the Article I Project’s Regulatory Budget Act.

The Regulatory Budget Act would, for the first time, require Congress to vote on the total regulatory burden each federal agency may impose on the American people each year – a budget for federal regulatory costs to mirror Congress’s annual budget for taxes and spending.

Just as Congress binds the federal government to a spending budget every year, it has the power – and we believe the obligation – to maintain an annual regulatory budget, so that the American people know, and can determine, the cost of the rules and regulations with which they must comply.


Wednesday, May 25 at 10:00 AM EDT


The Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship

227 Massachusetts Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20002


Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)

Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC)

U.S. Rep Dave Brat (R-VA)