On behalf of FreedomWorks activists nationwide, I urge you to contact your senators and urge them to vote YES on the nomination of Neomi Rao to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Rao is the premier expert in bringing the regulatory state back in line with good, constitutional governance.
As the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Rao was charged with overseeing the implementation of government policies and reviewing draft regulations. This experience makes her uniquely qualified to assess the constitutionality of government regulations. Rao also founded the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at the Antonin Scalia Law School. There is perhaps no judicial nominee better positioned to reign in the excesses of the federal bureaucracy.
Given this history, Neomi Rao is a fantastic pick and will carry on Brett Kavanaugh’s legacy on the D.C. Circuit of reigning in the excesses of the administrative state. She was already leading the way on regulatory reform as the head of OIRA facilitating billions in reduced regulatory economic burdens over the last two years. Now she has the opportunity to do so from the bench and set precedents that cannot be easily undone by future administrations.
FreedomWorks will count the vote on Rao’s nomination when calculating our Scorecard for 2019. The scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the FreedomFighter Award, which recognizes Members of the House and Senate who consistently vote to support economic freedom and individual liberty.
Adam Brandon, President, FreedomWorks