Senate Democrats

Reid Statement On President’s Nomination Of Mark Wetjen To Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Washington, D.C.Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on counselor and senior policy advisor Mark Wetjen’s nomination by President Obama to be commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission:

“Mark Wetjen’s successful career as a lawyer in Nevada coupled with his enormous intellect would have allowed him to do anything and go anywhere. Yet Mark chooses a life of public service time and again, and his nearly seven years working in my office have left a mark not only on the state of Nevada, but on our country as well.  He is a true phenomenon whose profound understanding of the complexities of how the market affects consumers, taxpayers and homeowners will benefit our nation tremendously. While I am sorry that he will be leaving my staff, I am confident that his dedication, talent and drive will be an asset to the Commission.  I look forward to his swift confirmation.”