Congressional Testimony - Putting Investors First: Examining Proposals to Strengthen Enforcement Against Securities Law Violators (House Financial Services Committee)

Event Date(s): 06/19/2019

House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets - The SEC's budget has been essentially frozen around $1.6 billion for years, resulting in a multi-year hiring freeze, and a reduction of about 400 professional staff through attrition.  Yet the SEC is now dealing with bigger and more complex trading markets, more complicated products, huge datasets, cross-border scams.

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