Editor’s Note: See, OIRA Options for the Trump Administration.
OIRA is the location in the White House where they oversee agency rulemaking. This office oversees the methodology that agencies use to count up costs and benefits for new rules. That can be changed with the stroke of a pen. And it sounds weedy, but it’s the kind of thing that can make it harder to issue new regulations.
OIRA is also the place where, if the Trump administration were serious about their idea of trying to repeal or rescind two rules for every new one they issue, that’s where they’d do it — though it’s hard to imagine how [this idea] would possibly work.