In the Margins

Confirmation hearings set for SEC nominees

October 20, 2017

By The Wall Street Journal

The Senate Banking Committee will hold a confirmation hearing next week for President Trump’s two Securities and Exchange Commission nominees, Republican Hester Peirce and Democrat Robert Jackson. Peirce, a researcher at the conservative Mercatus Center and a former aide to Sen. Richard Shelby (R., Ala.), was nominated for the post in July. Jackson, a law professor who is affiliated with New York University, was picked for the post in August. They would join an SEC that is currently down to just three members: Democrat Kara Stein, Republican Michael Piwowar, and Chairman Jay Clayton, who is an independent. Read the original story from The Wall Street Journal