WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Professor Neomi Rao to be the director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).
“I applaud my colleagues in the Senate for confirming Professor Rao’s nomination. We can all agree that federal regulations should achieve their aim without imposing unnecessary costs on the country’s economy and job creators. I look forward to working with Professor Rao to reduce the burden of regulations – by our best estimates as high as $2 trillion a year – that weigh on the American economy.”
- Click here for more information on Professor Rao’s nomination hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on June 7, 2017.
- Professor Rao was advanced by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to the Senate floor for confirmation on June 21, 2017.