September 24, 2019
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reports directly to the U.S. president and plays a key role in pursuing their agendas. The agency is responsible for developing the president’s annual budget and overseeing its implementation.
“OMB also oversees the performance of federal agencies, ensures that federal regulations align with the president’s priorities and manages executive orders,” said Jeff Longsworth on NAFEM’s legal team at Barnes & Thornburg. “With its broad remit, OMB has an instrumental role in shaping policies and regulations that may impact NAFEM members.”
Within OMB, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) oversees government policies and reviews draft regulations. This is especially important given President Trump’s executive order that the U.S. remove two regulations for every new regulation implemented. OIRA’s www.reginfo.gov provides this useful dashboard of information about rules under review by the various federal agencies.
Details on the president’s Management Agenda and the Government Reform Plan are available on OMB’s website.
Former South Carolina congressman Mick Mulvaney leads OMB.