Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
Governor Nikki Haley is appointing Mike Campbell to the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission to fill the vacancy left by Commissioner Andrea Roche. Commissioner Roche announced her resignation and decision to...more
DALLAS - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the selection of Belinda McCallister as the new director of its El Paso Area Office, which is part of the agency's Dallas District....more
On June 26, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s purported “recess” appointments of three National Labor Relations Board members was an invalid exercise of executive power. The decision has...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Governor LePage Names Richard Rosen Acting DAFS Commissioner -
On May 29th, Governor...more
The CFPB has announced the appointment of two new members to its Academic Research Council (ARC). The ARC is an advisory body that provides the CFPB’s Office of Research with advice and feedback on its research work. The new...more
By statute and practice, the New Jersey attorney general serves as the state’s chief law enforcement officer. The AG’s diverse and complex responsibilities include protecting lives and property through statewide law...more
The Federal Trade Commissions will soon be back to having a full complement of five commissioners. Today, the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 95 to 1, confirmed Terrell McSweeny to fill a vacancy at the agency created by the...more
On February 25, FHFA announced that Philip A. Laskawy will step down from the chairmanship of Fannie Mae effective March 31, 2014, and will be succeeded by the current board member Egbert L. J. Perry....more
Christopher Graham, the UK Informaton Commissioner, has been reappointed for another two years. This follows from the end of his current term on 28 June 2014. It means he will have served 7 years in total. How time flies! The...more
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced the establishment of a new Criminal Enforcement and Financial Crimes Bureau and the appointment of a veteran financial crimes prosecutor, Gary Fishman, as its...more
On January 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Heather McTeer Toney has been appointed by President Obama as regional administrator for EPA’s regional office in Atlanta.
On October 29, 2013, the Senate approved President Obama’s nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr. to the position of general counsel to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board). Since Republicans had been...more
The U.S. Senate has confirmed union lawyer Richard Griffin to serve as general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”)....more
Legislative Activity -
Sen. Cruz Blocks Confirmation of FCC Chairman -
Last Wednesday, October 16, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blocked an expected Senate vote on the nomination of Tom Wheeler to become the next...more
Commissioner Kieff will work to determine the effects of U.S. intellectual property rights violations on U.S. industry.
On October 18, after nomination by President Barack Obama and confirmation by the U.S. Senate in...more
On the same day that furloughed federal government employees are returning to work, it is being reported that a roll call vote will be scheduled in the Senate to invoke cloture (i.e., end debate) on the nomination of Richard...more
On October 9, President Obama nominated Janet Yellen, currently the Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, to serve as Chairman of the Board. President Obama framed the nomination as “one of the most...more
In this issue:
- The President
- The 113th Congress
- Securities and Exchange Commission
- Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA)
- Managed Fund Association (MFA)
Richard Cordray became the first Director of the CFPB over the summer when President Obama named him to the post through a controversial recess appointment. This came after the Senate blocked Cordray's nomination in 2011....more
LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY -
This Week’s Hearings:
Tuesday, September 10: The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing on the nominations of Ms. Wanda Felton to be First Vice President of the Export-Import...more
Today, the CFPB announced that Steve Antonakes, who has been serving as acting Deputy Director of the CFPB since Raj Date stepped down earlier this year, agreed to accept the position on a permanent basis. Mr. Antonakes,...more
Recently, the Senate confirmed Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor and all five of President Obama’s nominees to serve as members of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”)....more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House is a regular update that provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Eloise Vitelli Takes her Seat as Maine’s Newest State Senator -
A federal trial court in Washington state has held that the President violated the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (5 U.S.C. § 3345, et. seq.) when he appointed Lafe Solomon as Acting General Counsel for the National Labor...more
Today, the CFPB announced four individuals to serve in new leadership roles at the Bureau:
Cheryl Parker Rose will serve as Assistant Director for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, which is responsible for...more
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