Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement on the nomination of Jaime Lizárraga to serve as a Commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC):
“I applaud and congratulate the nomination of Jaime Lizárraga to serve as an SEC commissioner. Throughout Jaime’s decades of work in Congress, including right here on the House Financial Services Committee, he has led the charge on some of the most successful legislation our nation has seen in generations. This includes the Build Back Better Act, the American Rescue Plan, COVID relief legislation, omnibus appropriations bills, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act or JOBS Act, the Economic Emergency and Stabilization Act of 2008, and many others.
“Jaime has a depth of expertise and experience on securities and capital markets, along with a demonstrated commitment to protecting investors and maintaining fair, orderly, and efficient markets. I am confident that he will be the watchdog of Wall Street that working class families, investors and small businesses need and will successfully facilitate the capital formation that is necessary to sustain long-term economic growth. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to quickly confirm Jaime.”