S.E.C. in stasis as democrats hold up Obama nominees

Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, April 19, 2016

That senators would hold up a nomination is no surprise, but this time it is an act rich with irony. The two nominees, Hester Peirce and Lisa M. Fairfax, were cleared by these same Democratic senators after a revolt over the White House’s first proposed nominee, Keir D. Gumbs, a partner at the law firm Covington & Burling.