White House Nominates Quintenz for Republican CFTC Vacancy

On Friday, May 12th, the Trump Administration tapped Brian Quintenz, a former House aide and investment manager, to fill a Republican vacancy on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). This is the second time Mr. Quintenz has been nominated for the slot.

According to a Wall Street Journal article, Mr. Quintenz, who formerly headed a D.C. based investment firm, was proposed for the CFTC post about a year ago. His nomination sailed easily through the Senate Agriculture Committee, but lawmakers failed to confirm him before the end of the last Congress.

The CFTC is currently operating with just two commissioners, three short of its full slate. Filling its open seats is crucial for J. Christopher Giancarlo, the Republican Acting Chairman, who has himself experienced delays in his confirmation proceedings.

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