May 2, 2017 / 10:03 PM / 3 months ago

U.S. Senate votes to confirm Jay Clayton as SEC chairman

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WASHINGTON, May 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm attorney Jay Clayton to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, the agency tasked with policing and writing rules for Wall Street.

In a 61-37 vote, the Senate approved the nomination, with some moderate Democrats joining their Republican colleagues in supporting his confirmation. (Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch, editing by G Crosse)

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