The full Senate on Thursday confirmed by voice vote the nominations of Jaime Lizárraga, senior advisor to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Mark Uyeda, a securities counsel, to serve as commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Uyeda replaces former SEC Commissioner Elad Roisman, a Republican, who left the agency at the end of January. His term expires on June 5, 2023.
Lizárraga replaces Allison Herren Lee, a Democrat, whose term expires in June. His term expires on June 5, 2027.
President Joe Biden nominated Lizárraga and Uyeda on April 6, and today’s vote in the Senate is the final step in their confirmation process. (Uyeda appears on the right in the image shown above, while Lizárraga is on the left.)
Lizárraga oversaw issues relating to financial markets, housing, international financial institutions, immigration and small-business policy. He also serves as Pelosi’s liaison to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Biden said in his announcement.