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House, Senate Move on CFTC
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:16 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission topped the Senate and House Agriculture Committees' agendas last week, and each body took steps that will shape the future of the commission and its tense relationship with the grain industry.

On Tuesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee approved a slate of nominees to fill three vacancies on the commission's leadership team. None of them have a background in agriculture. The full Senate still needs to confirm the nominees.

The House Agriculture Committee passed a bill Wednesday reauthorizing the CFTC and codifying into the law important transparency and accountability reforms in the wake ...

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