WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White on Tuesday, criticizing White’s leadership as “extremely disappointing,” and accusing the regulator of “misleading” her about a rule on CEO pay.
Warren said White has broken multiple promises to impose tougher penalties against corporate wrongdoers that White made to senators during her 2013 confirmation process.
“You have now been SEC Chair for over two years, and to date, your leadership of the Commission has been extremely disappointing,” Warren wrote. “I am disappointed by the significant gap between the promises you made during and shortly after your confirmation and your performance as SEC Chair.”