Capitol Hill Briefing

A New Agenda for the 115th Congress

January 12, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

2075 Rayburn House Office Building (Formerly B-369)

Featuring Vanessa Brown Calder, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Jim Harper, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Christopher A. Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

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Ten years after controlling the executive branch and both chambers of Congress, the Republican Party has once again been entrusted to take the reins of power under a nominally unified brand.

Yet, the widely covered initiatives of the incoming GOP president have been roundly praised and condemned with equal fervor. Likewise, for advocates of limited government, free markets and a peaceful view towards international relations, the pitch has been mixed. On one hand, there is a cautious optimism for fiscal and regulatory reforms, but conversely, many fear that protections of our most basic civil liberties are now under threat.

Join us for a lively discussion as Cato scholars outline a vision for Congress that honors those classic liberal values of freedom, a restrained federal government and an ongoing commitment to peace and prosperity for all.