The committee voted 21-1 to send White’s nomination to the full
“Ms. White gave very clear commitments to pursue the SEC’s statutory mandates, which are to protect investors, to maintain fair and orderly and efficient markets, and to facilitate capital formation,” said Senator
White’s skeptics have been Democrats such as Brown and Senator
“I am concerned about the
White, 65, a former U.S. attorney for
Warren said in a statement after the vote that she hopes White’s career as a prosecutor will make her “a tough watchdog.” White’s “lack of track record on regulatory issues” is a cause for concern, Warren said.
The banking panel didn’t vote on the five-year term because there wasn’t enough bipartisan support, according to a committee aide who requested anonymity because negotiations over nominations are private.
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