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Senate Confirms Trump Nominee to Lead 2020 Regulatory Push (1)

Jan. 9, 2020, 7:25 PMUpdated: Jan. 9, 2020, 9:20 PM

The Senate confirmed Paul Ray on Jan. 9 to serve as President Donald Trump‘s regulatory chief and spearhead efforts to advance the president’s deregulatory agenda in the run-up to the November election.

The Senate voted along party lines, 50-44, to approve Ray as administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, a small agency within the White House Office of Management and Budget that reviews significant federal regulations and enforces the president’s regulatory policies.

Ray became acting administrator in March after the president’s first regulatory chief, Neomi Rao, was confirmed as a judge for the U.S. Court...

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