What was President Biden’s most important act on day one in the White House?
Was it ending the Muslim travel ban, halting work on the Mexican Wall, or putting the U.S. back in the Paris agreement? To most Americans, the most important act was unlikely to be a memo on regulation called “Modernizing Regulatory Review.”
The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is an obscure and cryptic bureau in the White House. Tucked away deep within the equally unexciting Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Americans would be forgiven for not having heard of the OIRA — until Biden’s little known but critical memorandum.