US Congressmen Introduce the ‘SEC Stabilization Act’ to Fire Chair Gary Gensler and Reform the SEC

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In a bold move to restore accountability and protect American investors, U.S. Congressman Warren Davidson and House Majority Whip Tom Emmer have unveiled an ambitious piece of legislation aimed at reshaping the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

On June 12th, U.S. Congressman Warren Davidson and House Majority Whip Tom Emmer announced the introduction of the “SEC Stabilization Act”.

The SEC Stabilization Act promises to “restructure the Securities and Exchange Commission and remove Gary Gensler as Chair of the SEC”.

If passed, the proposed legislation will dismantle the Chairman position, and create a new role called the Executive Director, which will only manage the day-to-day operations of the SEC.

All rulemaking, enforcement, and investigation authority within the SEC will now reside with a council of six Commissioners, who will serve six-year terms each.

The two major American political parties, Democrats and Republicans, will be limited to a maximum of three Commissioners at any given time. This measure will protect the SEC from having a political agenda.

“American investors and industry deserve clear and consistent oversight, not political gamesmanship. The SEC Stabilization Act will make common-sense changes to ensure that the SEC’s priorities are with the investors they are charged to protect and not the whims of its reckless Chair. Thank you, Representative Davidson, for leading this important effort to restore sanity at the SEC.”

- Tom Emmer, U.S. Representative and House Majority Whip

Congressman Warren Davidson took to Twitter to share a video highlighting the many failures and abuse that transpired under Gary Gensler and the SEC.

“U.S. capital markets must be protected from a tyrannical Chairman, including the current one. That’s why I’m introducing legislation to fix the ongoing abuse of power and ensure protection that is in the best interest of the market for years to come. It’s time for real reform and to fire Gary Gensler as Chair of the SEC.”

- Warren Davidson, U.S. Representative

The SEC Stabilization Act argues that there is a fundamental flaw in the current hierarchy structure of the SEC.

At the top of the SEC, you are supposed to have a council of five Commissioners, with one serving as a Chairman.

However, the way the SEC’s power dynamics work out, the other four Commissioners are effectively powerless.

You even had Commissioner Hester Peirce effectively calling out the SEC’s policy judgments with her own Press Release in April, and nothing ever came of it.

This just shows how powerless these other Commissioners are, in comparison to the Chairman.

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Do you think this bill will actually create a fairer SEC?

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