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Where are President Joe Biden’s regulatory process reforms? That’s the question many progressive advocates have been asking since the administration released its Day One memo inaugurating a “process with the goal of producing a set of recommendations for improving and modernizing regulatory review.” Two years later, this process remains in limbo.

The wait may soon be over, thanks to the Senate’s recent confirmation of Richard Revesz, who is now serving as the administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). Because OIRA is charged with conducting centralized regulatory review and is leading the reform effort, many had speculated that a lack of a Senate-confirmed OIRA head was a major contributing factor in the reforms’ delayed rollout.

As we look forward to the release of the Biden administration’s regulatory reforms, these are some things worth keeping in mind:

There will, of course, be a lot to say when — if — the administration finally releases its regulatory review reforms. But these are complex issues, and it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture amid the wonky details. Hopefully, highlighting what is at stake in these reforms will help observers make sense of them, evaluate them, and, ultimately, hold the Biden administration accountable for them.