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 RyanFive goals for Republicans this summer Five tax reform issues dividing Republicans GOP leader tempers ObamaCare expectations MORE (R-Wis.), Sens. Marco RubioMarco RubioReport: Trump to reverse Obama’s Cuba policy Report: VA drug thefts not going away Senate panel could pass new Russia sanctions this summer MORE (R-Fla.) and Rand PaulRand PaulGOP leader tempers ObamaCare expectations Senate gears up for fight on Trump's 0B Saudi Arabia arms sale Paul: 0B Saudi arms deal ‘a travesty’ 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.