In the Margins

Clayton pressed on conflicts at SEC confirmation hearing

March 24, 2017

By Reuters

Jay Clayton, nominated by President Donald Trump to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday defended himself against Democrats' charges that multiple conflicts of interest would force him to miss too many SEC votes. Some Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee raised concerns about his ties to Wall Street and Goldman Sachs, a bank he represented during the financial crisis and that employs his wife, Gretchen. Read the original story from Reuters.