The Senate Banking Committee approved by voice vote Wednesday morning the nominations of Hester Peirce and Robert Jackson to be commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The nominations now move to the full Senate for consideration.
The top Democrat on the committee, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, stated at the Wednesday morning executive session to vote on the nominees that he has “not always agreed with the SEC nominees or its commissioners, but they play and important role in protecting our markets. Accordingly, it’s important to have a full commission.”
Investor protection, he said, should be Peirce and Jackson’s “key concern.”