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

Reuters News
Posted: May 02, 2017 6:03 PM

WASHINGTON (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)