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  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday defended himself against Democrats' charges that multiple conflicts of interest would force him to miss too many SEC votes. Clayton, a partner at elite law firm Sullivan& Cromwell, is expected to win...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday defended himself against Democrats' charges that multiple conflicts of interest would force him to miss too many SEC votes. Clayton, a partner at elite law firm Sullivan& Cromwell, is expected to win...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday defended himself against Democrats' charges that multiple conflicts of interest would force him to miss too many SEC votes. Clayton, a partner at elite commercial law firm Sullivan& Cromwell, is expected to...

  • Warren: Icahn dictating policy while buying stock

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren criticizes billionaire investor Carl Icahn at the confirmation hearing of SEC nominee Jay Clayton. CNBC's Ylan Mui reports.

  • Jay Claton testifies before the Senate Banking Committee during his confirmation hearing to be chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee raised concerns about his professional ties to Wall Street.

  • US SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN SAYS SHE FEARS SEC NOMINEE CLAYTON WILL BE RECUSED FROM VOTING ON ENFORCEMENT MATTERS INVOLVING WALL STREET CLIENTS TOO OFTEN.

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will face questions on his vision for the agency at his confirmation hearing on Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee. A partner at Sullivan& Cromwell who is not registered with any political party, Clayton has...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will face questions on his vision for the agency at his confirmation hearing on Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee. A partner at Sullivan& Cromwell who is not registered with any political party, Clayton has...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- The Republican chairman of a powerful House of Representatives committee said on Wednesday that he remains confident Congress will act to overhaul financial regulations "this year." Jeb Hensarling, head of the House Financial Services Committee, told Reuters that he has assurances from the White House and congressional leaders that...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- Jay Clayton, President Donald Trump's nominee to chair the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, plans to promise lawmakers at his confirmation hearing on Thursday not to shy away from going after fraudsters. Clayton, a partner at the law firm Sullivan& Cromwell who Trump picked to head the federal regulator that polices and writes rules...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- The Republican chairman of a powerful House of Representatives committee said on Wednesday that he remains confident Congress will act to overhaul financial regulations "this year." Jeb Hensarling, head of the House Financial Services Committee, told Reuters that he has assurances from the White House and congressional leaders that...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- R. Alexander Acosta, tapped by President Donald Trump to head the U.S. Labor Department, on Wednesday told a Senate panel he had reservations about an overtime rule put in place by the Obama administration, saying its effect on the economy needed to be considered. At his confirmation hearing, Acosta conceded it was unfortunate the existing...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- R. Alexander Acosta, tapped by President Donald Trump to head the U.S. Labor Department, will appear before a Senate panel on Wednesday morning for an initial hearing on how he would lead the agency. He was then appointed U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, where he went after high-profile defendants such as Jack Abramoff and UBS,...

  • Judge Neil Gorsuch

    Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch declared he's made no promises to Donald Trump or anyone else about how he'll vote on abortion.

  • March 16- Six U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday stepped up efforts to get more clarity from the White House and chief of the Environmental Protection Agency on Carl Icahn's role as special adviser on regulations to President Donald Trump. The lawmakers, including Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, in letters to the White...

  • WASHINGTON, March 9- A U.S. Senate panel on Thursday approved with bipartisan support a raft of bills aimed at spurring capital formation, marking its first step this year toward modernizing market rules that critics have said are outdated and get in the way of business expansion and investment. The Senate Banking Committee, led by Idaho Republican Chairman...

  • WASHINGTON, March 8- Three Democratic lawmakers questioned the White House on Wednesday over its handling of U.S. Jared Kushner, a real estate developer who advised Trump during the presidential campaign, was cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice in January to serve as a White House senior adviser. In a letter to Deputy White House Counsel Stefan Passantino,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 8- Wall Street attorney Jay Clayton, President Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, has vowed to recuse himself from agency matters involving his law firm and former clients, according to an ethics agreement made public on Wednesday. Under the agreement, the Sullivan& Cromwell attorney will not participate...

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- Wall Street dealmaking attorney Jay Clayton will appear before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on March 23 for his confirmation hearing to become the next chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among the group's main concerns are whether Clayton will be tough on enforcement, maintain the SEC's regulatory independence and...

  • NEW YORK, March 3- The head of the Renewable Fuels Association says billionaire investor Carl Icahn told him last week President Donald Trump was about to issue an order overhauling the U.S. biofuels program- something both Icahn and the White House have denied. Clarifying for the first time how the Washington- based lobbying group had been led to believe Trump...