Former U.S. Senate aides Michael Piwowar and Kara M. Stein won confirmation as members of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The current SEC chairman Mary Jo White was also confirmed to a full term that expires June 5, 2019.

Senators backed the nominations today by unanimous consent in the final hours before the chamber adjourned for its summer recess. President Barack Obama nominated Stein and Piwowar on May 23 and they were approved by the Senate Banking Committee on July 18.

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