Acting Chairman Mark Wetjen Statement on CFTC Budget

January 14, 2014

Acting Chairman Mark Wetjen today made the following statement on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) budget in the omnibus appropriations bill:

    “I am pleased that the House and Senate have agreed to an appropriations bill that includes $215 million for the CFTC,” Wetjen said. “This increase means the CFTC will be better equipped to fulfill our mission – ensuring the derivatives markets work for market participants and the public. This funding level is a step in the right direction, and we will continue working with Congress to secure resources that match our new responsibilities to provide oversight for the vast derivatives markets.”

Last Updated: January 14, 2014