an independent Tea Party group in DuPage County, IL
With the weather prediction, WSP and Freedomworks decided to err on the side of caution and cancel Saturday morning’s meeting. We do not want our guests coming in from Washington DC to get stranded or not be able to make it here due to SNOW! The meeting with Ken Cuccinelli and Patrick Hedger will be re-scheduled for a future date.
Reducing RED TAPE: Winning the Battle Against Excessive Government Regulation
How many bureaucrats does it take to get an apple to market? A recent article in The New York Times* identified at least 17 federal regulations with about 5,000 restrictions and rules that were relevant to apple orchards! That’s just one small-scale example of the stranglehold that oppressive government has on American businesses.
Our guest speakers will bring us up-to-date on progress being made to rein in regulations. They’ll also share a great resource for We the People to help fight the battle: the FreedomWorks Foundation Regulatory Action Center.
The Honorable Ken Cuccinelli, Director of the Regulatory Action Center, FreedomWorks Foundation. As Attorney General of Virginia, Cuccinelli actively defended the Commonwealth against federal government overreach. Such actions included filing the first lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of ObamaCare, as well as successfully arguing against the EPA’s creative definition of rain water as pollution under the Clean Water Act. Cuccinelli is widely recognized as a strong conservative advocate for property rights, lower taxes, less government spending, the Second Amendment, and the pro-life movement. In addition to his work with FreedomWorks Foundation, Ken also serves as the President of the Senate Conservatives Fund.
Patrick Hedger, Director of Policy, manages the Regulatory Action Center at the FreedomWorks Foundation. Patrick previously worked at FreedomWorks from 2012 to 2014 as a policy analyst. Before re-joining FreedomWorks, Patrick served as Policy Director of the group American Encore and as a senior policy analyst at the Charles Koch Institute. In these previous roles, Patrick produced research and analysis on domestic economic policy across a wide range of areas. He also developed policy alternatives and issue campaigns aimed at reversing the intrusion of government in the economy while defending free-market principles. Patrick continues this work at the FreedomWorks Foundation, with a focus on regulation and red-tape.