San Diego Supporter and Friend Lunch

Jun 17, 2014
11:30am1:30pm

Event Speakers

Maurice P. McTigue

Vice President, Outreach

In the United States, presidential administrations have the power to appoint partisan individuals to key positions in federal departments and agencies. Not surprisingly, both Republican and Democratic administrations have used this opportunity to stack the bureaucracy with people from their side of the aisle. As the recent IRS and NSA scandals remind us, this practice leaves government agencies vulnerable to politicization and abuse of power.

Please join the Mercatus Center at George Mason University for a special event and discussion with The Honorable Maurice McTigue, a Mercatus vice president and former New Zealand cabinet minister. The discussion will focus on how current processes and procedures risk government decision-making according to political bias, rather than approved policy. McTigue will also discuss steps Washington can take to reform the federal bureaucracy and regain Americans’ trust.

This is not a fundraising event, and there is no charge to join us. We are pleased to have you as our guest to show our thanks and appreciation to our donors. Dress is business casual. Please invite friends or associates who might be interested.

Questions? Contact Caitlyn Van Orden at 703-993-4925 or cvanorden@mercatus.gmu.edu.