OIRA

The Ozone Standard as Presidential Policy: Some Concerns

The Ozone Standard as Presidential Policy: Some Concerns

Obama’s short-term decision dangerously contradicts long-term legislative policy.

Obama’s Ozone Decision Shows Clearly Who’s in Charge

Obama’s Ozone Decision Shows Clearly Who’s in Charge

Letter from OIRA Administrator Sunstein emphasizes President’s role.

Obama Asks EPA to Delay Ozone Standards

Obama Asks EPA to Delay Ozone Standards

Concerns over economy clash with more stringent air pollution standards.

ACUS Committee Discusses Online Access to Rulemaking

ACUS Committee Discusses Online Access to Rulemaking

Committee investigates how to improve public access via the Internet.

Congress Needs Its Own Regulatory Review Office

Congress Needs Its Own Regulatory Review Office

OIRA oversight of regulation is necessary, but not sufficient.

Expand Centralized Regulatory Review to Independent Agencies

Expand Centralized Regulatory Review to Independent Agencies

Congress should require independent regulatory commissions to perform cost-benefit analyses

Senate Committee Continues Review of Regulatory Reform Bills

Senate Committee Continues Review of Regulatory Reform Bills

Two former OIRA Administrators testify at hearing.

Rulemakings at the Fed, CFPB Need White House Supervision

Rulemakings at the Fed, CFPB Need White House Supervision

After Dodd-Frank, financial regulations of independent agencies should be subject to OIRA review.

Senate Committee Hears Regulatory Reform Testimony

Senate Committee Hears Regulatory Reform Testimony

Senators challenge Cass Sunstein on agency reform and legislative oversight.

Why Congress Should Not Codify Cost-Benefit Analysis Requirements

Why Congress Should Not Codify Cost-Benefit Analysis Requirements

Codifying cost-benefit analysis requirements of Executive Order would preempt valuable nuances of current review system.

Agency Calculations of the Value of Statistical Lives Saved

Agency Calculations of the Value of Statistical Lives Saved

Regulatory agencies change monetary values used when analyzing life-saving regulations.

The Administration’s Regulatory Review Plans Move Toward Evidence-Based Governance

The Administration’s Regulatory Review Plans Move Toward Evidence-Based Governance

The White House has just released the first plans for retrospective reviews of existing regulations from thirty agencies, making a notable step toward evidence-based governance.