The New York Times reports that Representative Chris Cox, the President’s nominee to head the SEC, had a confirmation hearing today before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. He is expected to be confirmed, but did face questions about his role in sponsoring the PSLRA.
Quote of note: “Mr. Cox said many advocates for and against him were wrongly assuming that he would be lax in protecting shareholders because of his work on the 1995 securities law. ‘I view that legislation today as I did then – and as Senator Stevens described in his introduction of me – it’s a vital part of the regime to protect shareholders,’ Mr. Cox said.”