Roberts Applauds CFTC Chair Tarbert Confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today applauded Senate confirmation of Heath P. Tarbert to be Chairman and a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

“I applaud the Senate’s quick, bipartisan action to confirm Dr. Tarbert to head the CFTC,” Roberts said. “He has the support of a range of agricultural groups, and I’m confident he will lead the CFTC well.”  

The Committee held a hearing on the nomination on March 13 and reported the nomination out of Committee on April 1. Tarbert has the support of a variety of agricultural groups.


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