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How Does the Executive Branch’s Abuse of Power Threaten Our Economy?

WASHINGTON- The American Action Network and Crossroads GPS today announced an event titled “How Does the Executive Branch’s Abuse of Power Threaten Our Economy?” to discuss the unprecedented expansion of executive power during the past three years. This event will feature speeches from Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, Representative Peter Roskam of Illinois and panel discussions with former senior government officials and economic experts.

Since 2009, this administration has taken every opportunity to assert control over the economy and force policy changes without regard for constitutionally prescribed checks and balances. Whether abusing the regulatory process to impose politically useful changes or ignoring the Constitution with non-recess “recess appointments,” the growing arrogance of the executive branch threatens our economic prosperity.

WHAT: How Does the Executive Branch’s Abuse of Power Threaten Our Economy?
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
WHERE: The W Hotel 515 15th St, NW, Altitude Ballroom 
Washington, DC

RSVP: To confirm attendance at this event, email with the name of the reporter and outlet.


Coffee and pastries
9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction of Morning Speaker: Steven J. Law, President, Crossroads GPS
Morning Speaker: Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah
Panel #1:  The Growth of Executive Power since 2009
  • C. Boyden Gray, former White House Counsel
  • Ed Meese, former U.S. Attorney General
  • Moderated by Steven J. Law, President of Crossroads GPS
10:15 Break
Panel #2: The Economic Impact of Overreach
  • Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Manhattan Institute
  • Randy Johnson, Chamber of Commerce
  • Moderated by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President of the American Action Forum 
Keynote Address: Representative Peter Roskam of Illinois
11:45 Closing remarks: Senator Norm Coleman, Chairman, American Action Network
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The American Action Network is a 501(c)(4) ‘action tank’ that will create, encourage and promote center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government, American exceptionalism, and strong national security.  The American Action Network’s primary goal is to put our center-right ideas into action by engaging the hearts and minds of the American people and spurring them into active participation in our democracy.

Crossroads GPS is a policy and grassroots advocacy organization that is committed to educating, equipping and mobilizing millions of American citizens to take action on the critical economic and legislative issues that will shape our nation’s future.