April 14, 2021

Brown Applauds Gary Gensler’s Confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Gary Gensler to be chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC):

“I applaud Mr. Gensler on his confirmation as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Mr. Gensler will lead the SEC at a time when it’s become more and more obvious to most people that the stock market is detached from the reality of working families' lives,” said Sen. Brown. “Mr. Gensler will bring the SEC’s focus back to the people who make this country work and push to ensure that markets are a way for families to save and invest for their kids’ education, a down payment on a home, and for a secure retirement – not a game for hedge fund managers where workers always lose.”