Regulatory nominee courts lawmakers, farm groups

Regulatory nominee courts lawmakers, farm groups

Dan Friedman

Government Executive

Cass Sunstein, the legal scholar named to head the Office of Management and Budget’s influential Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, is holding meetings with agricultural lobbyists and farm-state senators in a push to end opposition that has stalled his Senate confirmation for two months.

Sunstein meets Tuesday with Senate Agriculture ranking member Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., who placed a hold on his nomination due to Sunstein’s writings on animal rights. The nominee also met with farm groups that questioned the nomination on June 15. Sunstein is working at OMB on an unconfirmed basis.

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