Senate Confirms Gary Gensler To Lead SEC

Law360 (April 14, 2021, 12:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate voted 53-45 on Wednesday to approve President Joe Biden's nomination of Gary Gensler to chair the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission through June 5, giving the securities regulator a Democratic majority as it tackles an aggressive policy agenda related to climate disclosures and new financial technologies.

Gary Gensler speaks during a meeting in Washington in April 2013. On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Gensler's nomination to chair the SEC through June 5. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Senators broadly voted along party lines, with two Republicans not voting and three — Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming...

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