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Senate Confirms SEC Nominees Peirce, Crenshaw

Aug. 6, 2020, 11:11 PM

Hester Peirce and Caroline Crenshaw will serve as SEC commissioners until at least 2024 after receiving the Senate’s endorsement.

The Senate confirmed Peirce and Crenshaw for terms on the Securities and Exchange Commission by voice vote Thursday. President Donald Trump nominated them in June.

Peirce, a Republican, has been a commissioner since 2018 under a term that expired in June. Her second term will end in 2025.

Crenshaw will succeed her former boss, Democratic-leaning independent Robert Jackson, who left in February. The agency lawyer is currently working in the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. Her term will expire ...