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Howard Shelanski Nominated as White House Regulatory Head

white houseHoward Shelanski, the Federal Trade Commission‘s Bureau of Economics director, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs administrator, according to The Hill.

Ben Goad writes that if confirmed, Shelanski will replace Cass Sunstein in the “influential post that serves as gatekeeper for the steam of rules emitting from federal agencies.”

Some of the Office of Management and Budget’s OIRA administrator’s roles include reviewing more than 100 federal rules.

Shelanski has also been a Georgetown University Law Center professor since 2011.

Prior to his current role, Shelanski was a clerk for US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a Fedeal Communications Commission chief economist, and the FTC’s deputy director of antitrust.

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