Capitol Hill Briefing

The Libertarian State of the Union

January 29, 2013 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

B-339 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute; Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies and Editor‐​in‐​Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute; Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

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Following a status quo election that did little to change the balance of power, what is the real state of our union? Despite tailwinds favoring major tax, budget, immigration, and other reforms, the 113th Congress is poised for a continuing impasse between parties, leaving significant uncertainty over how major policy issues will be resolved. Yet the last election also saw a rise in the libertarian vote and signaled movement on some major issues in a libertarian direction. What is the state of the libertarian movement, and how will libertarian ideas impact public policy in the new year? Join us for a panel discussion of these issues with Cato scholars.