Neomi Rao, Administrator of the White House's Information and Regulatory Affairs Bureau, attends a White House Diwali ceremony on November 13th. (Alex Wong / Getty Images) Felicia Sonmez, national reporter at The Washington Post, on November 13, at 4:22 pm, President Trump announced that he had appointed the Tsar of Regulation, Neomi Rao, to the vacant post of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh at the Supreme Court of the Supreme Court for the CC circuit. Rao, director of the Bureau of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget, joined Trump on Tuesday at a White House celebration in Diwali, during which the president announced decision. Previously, she was a Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, where she founded the Center for the Study of Administration. A graduate of Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School, she has also been a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and has been Associate Counsel and Special Assistant to the President. George W. Bush. In an opinion piece published in the Washington Post last month, Rao praised the Trump government's deregulation efforts, which it said was "saving billions of dollars." bring independent agencies under the control of the White House. She is a critic of the "administrative state" and has previously stated that the independence of the federal agencies should be abolished and that officials of these agencies can be dismissed by the president. Steven Mufson contributed to this report. .