Heath Tarbert, currently acting under secretary for international affairs at the US Department of the Treasury, has been confirmed by the Senate as a member and the next chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). He will replace outgoing CFTC chairman, Christopher Giancarlo, on July 15. “I would like to extend enthusiastic congratulations to […]
The US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry has voted to confirm the nomination of Christopher Giancarlo as chairman for the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
He has served as acting chairman since January, and today’s vote paves the way for his nomination to move forward to consideration on the Senate floor.
After the vote, Giancarlo issued the following statement: “I am humbled by the bipartisan support in the Senate Agriculture Committee for my nomination as chairman of the CFTC, and I look forward to consideration by the full Senate.