07.13.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Senator Lankford Hearing to Examine the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

WASHINGTON, DC – The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, under the chairmanship of Senator James Lankford (R-OK), will hold a hearing on Thursday, July 16, at 2:00pm ET entitled, "Reviewing the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs’ Role in the Regulatory Process." 

The purpose of this hearing is to analyze the role of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the federal regulatory process. OIRA is part of the Office of Management and Budget and coordinates regulatory review for the President. The Subcommittee will explore OIRA’s ability to leverage its role in the federal rulemaking process to improve certain agency regulatory actions and facilitate greater transparency. In addition, the Subcommittee will examine concerns about agency avoidance and non-compliance with OIRA review.

WHAT: Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management hearing entitled, "Reviewing the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs’ Role in the Regulatory Process"

            WHEN: Thursday, July 16, 2:00 PM ET

            WHERE: Senate Dirksen Room 342 

WitnessHonorable Howard Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)

For more information or to watch a live stream of the hearing, click here. (Note: Streaming will start once the hearing begins)                     

Members of the mediaPress who want to attend should RSVP by emailing DJ@Lankford.Senate.gov. Members of the media must display current Senate press credentials in the hearing room.

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