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Roberts Holds CFTC Chair Nomination Hearing
Kansas Ag Connection - 03/14/2019

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Wednesday held a hearing on the nomination of Dr. Heath Tarbert to be Chairman and a Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

"While it was not the farmer, rancher, rural cooperative or electric utility who contributed to the financial crisis of 2008, it is often these folks who shoulder the heaviest burden when regulators write and implement rules," said Roberts.

"Today, this Committee will hear from a nominee who is no stranger to public service. His experience clearly shows he has an appreciation of what led to the financial crisis ten years ago. And, he understands how these markets are impacted by actions taken by Congress and U.S. federal regulators as well as our legislative and regulatory partners around the world."

To watch the hearing and read testimony, go to www.agriculture.senate.gov/hearings/nomination-of-heath-p-tarbert.

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