Today, the U.S. Senate voted to advance the nomination of Neomi Rao as the Trump administration’s pick to serve as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget.
Competitive Enterprise Institute President Kent Lassman released the following statement about the vote:
“CEI applauds the choice of Neomi Rao as the next Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Administrator Rao brings years of respected scholarship on the regulatory process and a principled perspective to one of the most important jobs in Washington. She combines strong scholarly credentials with success as a policy entrepreneur,” said Lassman. “Her leadership at OIRA comes at a time when concern about the nearly $2 trillion costs of regulation are at an all-time high among policy makers and job creators alike. Now is the time to bring the regulatory state to heel, back to reason, and under the law. Neomi Rao is the right woman for the job.”
Correction: This statement has been updated to reflect that the final vote on Rao’s confirmation was postponed.