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Why President Obama Likely Will Nominate a Republican for Two Terms on the SEC and a Democrat for One

Justin Schardin / Blog October 21, 2015

Republican nominees to the SEC (and the CFTC) usually take the place of Republican commissioners, and Democrats usually replace Democrats.

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Time is Running Out for White House to Fill Financial Regulatory Posts

Justin Schardin / Blog June 11, 2015

Vacancies are slowly piling up and little action has been taken to fill them. There are currently five vacancies at independent financial regulatory agencies.

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Data Shows “Nuclear Option” Had an Impact on Financial Regulatory Appointments

Justin Schardin / Blog December 10, 2014

This year there will be no last-minute votes for high-level jobs at the major independent financial regulatory agencies. Why? None are pending.

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When Will Critical Fed Vacancies be Filled?

Justin Schardin / Blog May 13, 2014

Have last year’s changes to the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rule changed the speed at which independent financial regulators are nominated or confirmed? It is too soon to answer that question, but the unusual number of current and upcoming vacancies on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Board) will provide a notable test case in the Senate.

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