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    SEC nominee confirmation watch: Nothing to see here!


    Three more weeks have now passed since a supposedly "routine" April 7 vote in Congress to approve SEC commissioner nominees Lisa Fairfax and Hester Peirce was abruptly terminated without a vote even taking place. Surely the Senate has gotten its act together by now to confirm (or not) President Obama's ...

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    SEC nominees in the firing line at Senate hearing


    During a nomination hearing before the Senate Banking Committee on March 15, President Obama’s picks to fill vacancies on the Securities and Exchange Commission—Republican Hester Peirce and Democrat Lisa Fairfax—endured more than two hours of questioning that ranged from cordial to confrontational. Enforcing individual liability, ensuring cost-effective rulemaking, and the ...