What can be done about the ‘fourth branch of government’? – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Woodrow Wilson brought the administrative state into existence a century ago. Since that time, an ever-increasing number of agencies and bureaucracies have issued regulations that affect almost every aspect of American life, forming what some have called the unelected “fourth branch of government.”
US President Donald Trump prepares to cut a red tape while speaking about deregulation at the White House in Washington, US, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
So what is to be done to ensure Constitutional self-rule and to counter this growing leviathan? Please join me at AEI’s headquarters in DC at 11 AM on Tuesday, July 19th, for a public event featuring an address and discussion with Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Neomi Rao, where we will try to answer this question. We will assess where the administrative state is today, how we got here, what President Trump’s promised “most far-reaching regulatory reform in American

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