Martin O'Malley
Democrat

Martin O'Malley's policies onGovernment

Require the SEC director of the division of enforcement to be a presidential appointee, subject to senate confirmation

Currently, the SEC’s Director of Enforcement is appointed by and entirely at the discretion of the SEC Chair. In recent years, this has led to the indefensible practice of appointing both Wall Street in-house lawyers and their outside lawyers to this critical position. O’Malley will elevate this position to presidential appointee, forcing this critical appointment to face greater scrutiny and transparency, along with a public vote from the U.S. Senate.

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