Congress Moves To Remove SEC Chair Gary Gensler

U.S. Representative Tom Emmer backed fellow Representative Warren Davidson in introducing the SEC Stabilization Bill, aiming to unseat Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler. The legislative effort underscores dissatisfaction with Gensler’s perceived bias towards Wall Street and his handling of crypto-related matters, prompting lawmakers to push for a change in SEC leadership.

The bill’s introduction is part of Emmer’s ongoing efforts, which included a recently successful regulation bill passed by the House, intensifying the call for Gensler’s removal and advocating for stricter regulations on the SEC’s dealings with digital assets.

READ: House Works To Remove SEC Chair Gary Gensler

Emmer’s criticisms are pointed, accusing the SEC of aligning more with Wall Street interests than those of everyday investors. Labeling Gensler as “ineffective” and “incompetent,” Emmer emphasized the SEC’s enforcement actions against the digital asset industry without providing clear regulatory guidelines. The congressman contends that the lack of regulatory clarity hinders industry compliance, leaving companies unable to adhere to non-existent rules.

“Gensler’s SEC sides with Wall Street, not Main Street,” Emmer said in a post on X Thursday.

In a recent speech on the House floor, Emmer strongly criticized Gensler, asserting that the latter’s aggressive enforcement actions demonstrate ineffectiveness and incompetence. Emmer accused the SEC of pursuing numerous enforcement actions against the digital asset industry without finalizing any corresponding rules or regulations, leaving the industry in a state of regulatory uncertainty.

Emmer’s speech outlined his plan to introduce an amendment restricting the SEC’s use of taxpayer funds for crypto enforcement until legislative guidelines are established. While facing challenges in the Democrat-controlled House, Emmer emphasized that this proposal aims to curb the SEC’s overreach without hindering the prosecution of criminal fraud and abuse, tasks falling under the jurisdiction of the Justice and Treasury Departments.

Davidson echoed Emmer’s sentiments, going as far as labeling the SEC as “corrupt.” Davidson, aligning with the growing chorus of lawmakers critical of the SEC, questioned the impartiality of the commission’s decisions, especially concerning the delay of Spot Bitcoin ETF applications and crypto regulations.

Emmer’s public condemnation of Gensler’s SEC extends beyond the legislative sphere, advocating for a shift towards embracing the future of finance. The absence of a response from Gensler adds an element of uncertainty to the unfolding developments around the SEC Stabilization Act.

This comes after CoinDesk’s Most Influential 2023 recognizes Gensler among the notable figures in digital assets and Web3. The acknowledgment comes amidst heightened scrutiny from lawmakers, reflecting the ongoing debate over the SEC’s regulatory approach.


Information for this briefing was found via Watcher.Guru, Examiner, Cryptoslate, and the sources mentioned. The author has no securities or affiliations related to this organization. Not a recommendation to buy or sell. Always do additional research and consult a professional before purchasing a security. The author holds no licenses.

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