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Regulatory czar nominee pledges to speed up review process

President Barack Obama's pick to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) pledged to clear up delays in the regulatory process if confirmed by the Senate. Appearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday, Howard Shelanski said improving the timeliness of OIRA's work -- which has come in for criticism from Republican lawmakers and transparency groups, alike -- is among his top priorities.

Tags: Congress , Senate , management , regulations , Howard Shelanski , Public Citizen , OIRA , OMB , Carl Levin , Rob Portman , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 06:21pm EDT
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Timing of Unified Agenda release draws criticism from Issa

While Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, criticized the Obama administration for turning in the Unified Agenda nine months late, one researcher says its more important to focus on the contents of the document rather than the timing of its release.

Tags: Darrell Issa , Jerry Ellig , George Mason University , Mercatus Center , regulations , Obama administration , deregulation , management , Congress , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Monday - 12/31/2012, 02:22pm EST
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OMB tells agencies to measure cumulative effects of regs

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs administrator Cass Sunstein sent two memos to agencies telling them to take specific steps to improve and reduce duplication in new and existing rules.

Tags: OMB , OIRA , management , OMBWatch , Katherine McFate , Coalition for Sensible Safeguards , regulations , Jason Miller , Cass Sunstein

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 05:33pm EDT