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House Republicans introduce bill to fire SEC Chair Gary Gensler, restructure agency

“It’s time for real reform and to fire Gary Gensler as Chair of the SEC.” - US Congressman Warren Davidson.

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Two Republican representatives in the House of Representatives have introduced a bill aimed at removing the current chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler.

Representative Warren Davidson from Ohio and House Majority Whip Tom Emmer from Minnesota presented the SEC Stabilization Act, which seeks to restructure the SEC and eliminate Gensler from his position.


The Republican lawmakers argue that Gensler has engaged in a "long series of abuses" within the current SEC framework.

In a press release, Representative Emmer added, "American investors and the industry deserve reliable and consistent oversight, not political maneuvering. The SEC Stabilization Act will introduce sensible changes to ensure that the SEC prioritizes the interests of the investors it is meant to protect, rather than being driven by the whims of its reckless chair."

The proposed bill by Davidson and Emmer aims to remove Gensler from his leadership role at the SEC and reorganize the commission. The changes would involve redistributing power away from the chairman towards other commissioners, adding a sixth commissioner to the body, and establishing an executive director position to oversee day-to-day operations.

Under the bill, commissioners would retain their authority in rulemaking, investigations, and enforcement, while serving staggered six-year terms.

Furthermore, the SEC Stabilization Act would prevent any political party from having control over more than three seats on the commission. The bill suggests adopting a structure similar to that of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).

During a recent House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Gary Gensler faced questioning from Representative Byron Donalds of Florida regarding the Steele dossier controversy. Donalds raised concerns about Gensler's involvement in facilitating payment for the dossier during his tenure as Chief Financial Officer of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

The Steele dossier, funded by the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's campaign through the law firm Perkins Coie, generated numerous anti-Trump headlines and media coverage related to the Russia investigation.

Donalds directly asked Gensler, "Did you facilitate the payment for the Steele dossier since you were CFO of the Hillary Clinton campaign?" referring to the collection of unverified rumors about Donald Trump shared with the FBI.

Gary Gensler Attacking Crypto Community

Gary has drawn lots of criticism for his aggressive approach towards the crypto industry in recent weeks. Gensler's focus on pursuing legal action against major exchanges like Binance and Coinbase has ignited outrage among industry stakeholders.

The SEC's actions against these prominent cryptocurrency exchanges have had a significant impact on the market, resulting in a notable decline in crypto prices. Investors and enthusiasts alike have expressed frustration and concern over Gensler's tactics, which they believe could stifle innovation and impede the industry's growth potential.

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The legal battles initiated by the SEC against Binance and Coinbase are viewed by many as a heavy-handed regulatory overreach, with some questioning the motives behind these actions. Critics argue that Gensler's aggressive stance may undermine the delicate balance between regulation and fostering a favorable environment for technological advancement.

As news of the lawsuits broke, the crypto markets experienced a sharp decline, reflecting the uncertainty and unease within the industry. However, it is worth noting that the long-term implications of these legal battles and Gensler's approach are still uncertain, leaving room for further developments and potential market fluctuations.

The crypto community will closely monitor the ongoing situation and advocate for a fair and balanced regulatory framework that encourages innovation while addressing legitimate concerns. As discussions unfold, it remains to be seen how Gensler's actions will shape the future of the crypto industry and its relationship with regulatory authorities.