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Ex-Labor Official Now Second-in-Charge at Regulatory Agency

July 3, 2018, 7:21 PM

Paul Ray, who had been serving as counselor to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, is now the second-highest regulatory official within the Office of Management and Budget, an agency official told Bloomberg Government.

Ray is the new associate administrator at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the agency within OMB that reviews all significant federal regulations and enforces the administration’s regulatory policies. He started about a month ago, another official said.

Ray, who began working May 1 at the Labor Department, previously worked as an associate at the international law firm Sidley Austin LLP, after clerking...

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