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House Panel OKs Approps Bill Hiking SEC Enforcement Funding

June 11, 2019, 10:21 PM

A funding boost for SEC enforcement, compliance inspections, and other agency programs cleared a major hurdle in the House June 11.

The House Appropriations Committee approved legislation that would give the Securities and Exchange Commission about $1.9 billion, approximately $200 million more than it requested for fiscal 2020 and received in fiscal 2019. The panel advanced the bill to the full House for consideration after a 30-21 vote.

The SEC’s Division of Enforcement would get about $40 million more than what the agency wanted. The commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations would receive about $20 million over the agency’s...

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