Notice & Comment

Paul Ray Has Been Nominated to Serve as OIRA Administrator

Per the White House press release:

Paul J. Ray of Tennessee, to be the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.

Paul J. Ray has served as the Acting Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for the last six months and as Associate Administrator since May of 2018.  Before joining the Office of Management and Budget, he served as Counselor to the Secretary of Labor, where he supervised regulatory reform efforts.  Previous to his government service, Mr. Ray worked as an appellate litigator, specializing in administrative law.  He attended Hillsdale College, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, and clerked for the Honorable Samuel A. Alito of the United States Supreme Court.

Ray is an excellent choice to serve as the administration’s next “regulatory czar.” He would fill the vacancy left by Neomi Rao when she was confirmed to the DC Circuit.

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