The Senate could vote as early as Jan. 9 on the nomination of Paul Ray to serve as President
Senate Majority Leader
Ray was nominated on Oct. 1 to serve as administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the agency within the White House Office of Management and Budget that reviews significant federal regulations and enforces the president’s regulatory policies.
Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee objected to the nomination because, they said, OMB’s general counsel had withheld documents and information about Ray’s role in several rulemakings during his time at OIRA.
Ray became acting administrator in March after the president’s first regulatory chief,
Before joining OIRA, Ray served for one year as an adviser to former Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, overseeing the department’s regulatory portfolio.