Tag Archives: OIRA

Big Day for Reg Watchers!

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018@BridgetDooling

It’s a big day for folks who follow regulation! The Unified Agenda of Regulatory (and Deregulatory) Actions for Fall 2018 rolled out today along with a report on the FY 2018 results of the President’s regulatory two-for-one initiative. These are important documents because, respectively, they give us a snapshot of the government’s plans for the next […]

Standing Arguments in Litigation Challenging Trump’s Regulatory “Two-for-One” EO (Part 2)

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Monday, Oct. 1, 2018@BridgetDooling

This post picks up where my last post left off, recapping aspects of the initial memorandum opinion and order in Public Citizen, Inc. et al v. Trump (D.D.C.). This is the case challenging President Trump’s regulatory “two-for-one” executive order (EO 13771). In the course of its discussion on associational standing, the court considers whether the […]

Standing Arguments in Litigation Challenging Trump’s Regulatory “Two-for-One” EO (Part 1)

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018@BridgetDooling

In my last post on this topic, I offered a brief summary of the litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging President Trump’s regulatory “two-for-one” executive order, EO 13771. In short, the case was initially dismissed for lack of standing, the plaintiffs amended their complaint, the government responded, and we […]

Upcoming Event at GW: 25th Anniversary of Executive Order 12866

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018@BridgetDooling

It’s my pleasure to share that on Monday, September 24, current and former Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) chiefs will gather for an afternoon event entitled “Celebrating 25 Years of Executive Order 12866: Reflecting on its longevity & looking to the future.” The current administrator of OIRA will join predecessors from the Obama, […]

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Update: Litigation Challenging Trump’s Regulatory “Two-for-One” EO

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018@BridgetDooling

You might recall that nine days after President Trump issued Executive Order 13,771, a set of influential interest groups filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. That challenge, filed by Public Citizen, Inc., Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., and Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO on February 8, 2017, is still […]

OIRA Sends a Smoke Signal on Independent Agencies

by Bridget C.E. Dooling — Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018@BridgetDooling

One of the most intriguing, unanswered questions about this Administration’s approach to regulatory policy is whether they’ll pull independent agencies in for some form of review by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). Although this issue has been kicked around for decades, President Trump’s appointment of Neomi Rao to the post of OIRA […]

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Tax Regulations: A Case Study (with Jennifer Nou and David Weisbach)

by Daniel Hemel — Friday, July 27, 2018

[Note: This post is co-authored with University of Chicago Law School colleagues Jennifer Nou and David Weisbach.] The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have submitted a proposed rule regarding the new passthrough deduction to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review. This appears to be the first tax regulation labeled as “economically significant” […]

OIRA’s Lineage and Enforcement Responsibilities, by Jim Tozzi

by Guest Blogger — Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018

Professor Andrew Rudalevige of Bowdoin College has written two articles on the creation of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA): one just published in the 2018 Winter Edition of National Affairs (Number 34) and the other an earlier and more-detailed presentation published by the Midwest Political Science Association. Professor Rudalevige concludes: Presidential authority […]

The CBO-CBA Analogy, or What Wonks Could Learn from Each Other

by Jennifer Nou — Sunday, Mar. 19, 2017@Jennifer_Nou

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released its long-awaited report on the likely budgetary effects of the American Health Care Act. The legislative counterpart to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, CBO estimates how federal spending and revenues would change as a result of proposed legislative bills. The resulting Republican talking points were […]

A Syllabus on OIRA, by Jim Tozzi

by Guest Blogger — Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

In any incoming Administration there are two unique appointments which could have a significant impact on the ultimate success or failure of an Administration, the Director of OMB and the leader of one of its component offices—the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OIRA. The former helps develop and enforce Presidential policies using the annual […]