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Biden to Nominate CFTC Picks to Fill Three Democratic Seats

  • Rostin Benham has been acting chair of regulator since January
  • Kristin Johnson, Christy Goldsmith Romero also to be nominated
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President Joe Biden plans to nominate officials for three Democratic seats on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the nation’s main derivatives regulator. 

The White House will tap Rostin Behnam to lead the agency, as well as Christy Goldsmith Romero and Emory University law professor Kristin Johnson to serve as commissioners, the White House said Monday in an e-mailed statement. The CFTC’s only current Republican member is Dawn Stump, following the departure last month of Brian Quintenz, leaving an open GOP seat.