July 13, 2017: Neomi Rao was confirmed as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) by the U.S. Senate on Monday, July 10, 2017. Rao, of Washington, D.C., was nominated to the post on April 7, 2017. Rao, of Washington, D.C., is currently a professor at the George Mason University Law School in Fairfax County, Virginia. At that school, Rao founded and directs the Center for the Study of the Administrative State. Her research and teaching focuses on constitutional and administrative law. Rao was previously an Associate Counsel for former President George W. Bush; a Counsel for nominations and constitutional law at the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary; and a Law Clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas. Rao received her law degree from the University of Chicago.