From: Bloomberg

Trump’s nominee for the office that vets regulations says the right things about career civil servants.

by Cass R Sunstein


A paragraph in Rao’s opening statements deserves sustained applause:

Reading through OIRA’s statutory authorities as well as Executive Orders and OMB Guidance, I have been struck by the consistency of the principles guiding the work of the office across administrations. Perhaps this is one reason so many talented professionals work at OIRA and often stay for many years serving presidents of different parties.


In many cases, OIRA staff raised serious objections to regulations favored by powerful interest groups on both the left and the right, or even by high-level officials in the Obama administration. Thank goodness for that.

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