Public Statements & Remarks

CFTC Chairman Giancarlo Statement on the Senate Confirmation of Heath Tarbert as CFTC Chairman

June 5, 2019

CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Heath Tarbert to become Chairman of the CFTC:

“I would like to extend enthusiastic congratulations to Dr. Heath Tarbert on the Senate passage of his nomination to be the next Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He is highly qualified to lead the agency.

“During my time of service, it has been a priority to transform the CFTC into a 21st Century regulator for today’s digital markets.  With Dr. Tarbert’s confirmation, I know the agency is in safe hands to continue this transition.  As he completes his current obligations as Acting Under Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, I have committed to stay on as Chairman until Monday, July 15, 2019 when Dr. Tarbert will take up the Chairmanship.

“With the end date for my service in sight, there is still much to do on important matters before the agency. I want to thank my fellow Commissioners and our Commission staff for their support and attention to the many complex matters affecting trading markets overseen by the CFTC.”