Paul Ray Has Been Nominated to Serve as OIRA Administrator

by Christopher J. Walker — Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019@chris_j_walker

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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About Christopher J. Walker

Christopher Walker is a law professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Prior to joining the law faculty, Professor Walker clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court and worked on the Civil Appellate Staff at the U.S. Department of Justice. His publications have appeared in the California Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review, among others. Outside the law school, he serves as one of forty Public Members of the Administrative Conference of the United States and as Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. He blogs regularly at the Yale Journal on Regulation.

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