Reform advocates see worrying hole in Trump team

January 24, 2017

The office launched during the early 1980s following the Paperwork Reduction Act and has historically worked to balance the president’s political interests with science.

“OIRA is largely a reactive office,” said Stuart Shapiro, a former employee who served under both Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.

“When an agency wants to issue a regulation they send it to OIRA, and then OIRA reviews it both for its analytical quality and whether or not it aligns with the preferences of the president,” Shapiro said.

E&E News, January 24

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