SEC Chair testifies before House, addresses AFFE


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WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 7, 2021) — SEC Chairman Gary Gensler testified before the House Financial Services Committee in a hearing intended to examine the trading frenzy in GameStop and other stocks earlier this year. SBIA engaged Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI), the ranking member of the Capital Markets Subcommittee, to raise the AFFE issue during the hearing. With the retirement of Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH), a leader on AFFE legislation last year, SBIA has been working closely with Rep. Huizenga’s staff and anticipate that he will take a lead role on AFFE during this Congress. In response to the question, Gensler admitted that he is not up to speed on AFFE, but committed to working with members to better understand the issue.

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