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SEC starts slow post-shutdown process of returning to normalcy

Joe Mont | January 28, 2019

Now that Congress and President Trump have reached a temporary détente that will allow the government to reopen after a more than three-week shutdown, the Securities and Exchange Commission is among the agencies that “have resumed normal staffing levels and is returning to normal operations.”

That promise of getting back to work from Chairman Jay Clayton, however, comes with a caveat.

“Over the past 30 days, with a limited staff, we followed our Operations Plan Under a Lapse in Appropriations and Government Shutdown,” Clayton said in a Jan. 26 statement posted on the SEC’s website. “This plan focused on monitoring the functioning of our markets and, as necessary to prevent imminent threats to property, taking action. I commend our staff for their dedication to this task.  They performed admirably and, as always, with a keen focus on the interests of our Main...

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