January 15, 2021
Senate Confirms OIRA’s Ray Over Objections Of Worker Safety Advocates
The Senate has confirmed along party lines Paul Ray, the Trump administration’s nominee to lead the White House Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) and currently its acting head, permanently installing him as the top rule reviewer over the objections of worker safety advocacy groups, environmentalists, and others. Senators voted 50-44 along party lines Jan. 9 to permanently confirm Ray to lead OIRA, the White House office responsible for conducting pre-publication review of OSHA and other agencies’ proposed and...
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