Before she was nominated by the President to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for the Office of Management and Budget, Administrator Neomi Rao was an Associate Professor at Antonin Scalia Law School and Founder and Director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State. During this time her research and opinions led her to write this recently published Article I Initiative paper in the Florida Law Review titled, Why Congress Matters: The Collective Congress in the Structural Constitution. It describes how the modern Congress “operates in the shadow of the Administrative state” but still matters in our system of government. In it she asserts,

“Congress remains relevant in our complex modern society because it provides a unique form of accountability for ascertaining and pursuing the public good, preserving the rule of law, and protecting individual liberty…”

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