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Senate confirms Rao, Trump’s deregulatory czar, to D.C. Circuit

March 13, 2019
The Senate voted March 13 along party lines to confirm the Trump administration’s regulatory chief Neomi Rao to the appellate court that hears most challenges to EPA policies, placing her in the seat once held by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just as the agency is preparing to enact a slate of controversial rules and rollbacks. Rao, who served as the head of the Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the White House Office of Management & Budget,...

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