08.03.17

Roberts, Stabenow Announce Three CFTC Nominees Receive Senate Approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today announced full Senate approval of J. Christopher Giancarlo to serve as Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and Rostin Behnam and Brian D. Quintenz to serve as Commissioners of the CFTC. The Senate unanimously approved the nominees. 

“We are pleased to report full Senate confirmation of three CFTC leaders. We look forward to continuing to work together towards confirmation of a full slate of Commissioners so the CFTC can function with all hands on deck,” the Senators said. 

Prior to the nominees being approved in the Senate Agriculture Committee on June 29 and August 2 respectively, the Committee held hearings to consider these nominees on June 22 and July 27.

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