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Rumble in the Beltway: Warren demands that SEC chair be fired

Joe Mont | October 14, 2016

Building upon her recent role as the go-to inquisitor for Senate Democrats and a progressive bulwark as the White House changes hands, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is upping the ante for her criticisms of Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White. The latest salvo: a letter to President Barack Obama demanding that he fire her.

The letter, dated Oct. 14, focuses, once again, on a proposed rule that would require companies to disclose political payments. White has said her Commission has no plans, at least in the near future, to pursue the rule, citing a backlog of more pressing work on its agenda and budgetary restrictions Republicans successfully added to an omnibus spending bill, a rider that specifically restricted the use of funds needed to issuing a final rule requiring public companies to disclose these political contributions.

“This brazen conduct is merely the most recent and prominent example of Chair White undermining your Administration's...

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