This will be the first time Perry has stepped onto the national stage since his 2012 presidential campaign flamed out after a series of missteps and gaffes. He's reportedly interested in taking another shot at the White House in 2016, though it's unclear if he'll be able to recover from his last foray into national politics.

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Perry is just one of nearly a dozen potential presidential candidates speaking at the mid-March event, which will be held just outside of Washington, D.C. He'll be joined by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanDem: Ex-lawmaker tried to pin me to elevator door and kiss me Two months later: Puerto Rico doesn’t have power, education or economy running again On Capitol Hill, few name names on sexual harassment MORE (R-Wis.), Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioCongress faces growing health care crisis in Puerto Rico The Hill's 12:30 Report Colbert mocks Trump for sipping water during speech on Asia trip MORE (R-Fla.) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulCongress must end American support for Saudi war in Yemen Black men get longer prison sentences than white men for same crimes: study Sarah Palin on sexual harassment: 'People know I'm probably packing' so they 'don't mess with me' MORE (R-Ky.), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.). Mitt Romney will also speak at the event, one of his first public addresses since the presidential election, as will former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), another 2012 GOP also-ran.