White House vetting Senate aide for CFTC spot

By Reuters
Posted March 18 at 5:10 p.m.

The White House is considering nominating Mark Wetjen, an aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, for a top job at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, The Financial Times reported on Friday.

Democrat Michael Dunn’s term as a CFTC commissioner ends in June. The time is crucial because the CFTC is trying to finalize more than 40 detailed regulations implementing 2010’s Dodd-Frank over-the-counter derivatives reforms.

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One comment:

  1. Jim Reynolds March 30 at 5:07 pm

    Seriously???? We’re going to nominate a staffer for this post?