Neomi Rao, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals previously held by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, was confirmed by the Senate this week on party lines. Notably, the D.C. Circuit is considered by many observers to be most important federal court after the U.S. Supreme Court due to its jurisdiction over federal regulatory cases.
Carrie Severino, chief counsel of the Judicial Confirmation Network, thanked Senate Majority Leader for standing strong against “bullying tactics” of Democrats in the Senate – tactics which included grilling from Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on what Rao believes to be sin.
Severino added, “Rao’s experience and intellect make her uniquely qualified to fill Justice Kavanaugh’s shoes on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Rao will fairly apply the law and honor the Constitution; she’ll be a phenomenal judge serving on one of our nation’s highest courts.”
Rao was most recently administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) where she was at the heart of all of the President’s regulatory reform work.
Notably, she was a speaker at last September’s Capitol Hill Media Summit for members of the NRB President’s Council.
By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations
Published: March 15, 2019