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CFTC | Speeches and Testimony: Remarks before the Eighth Annual Women in Power Forum, Washington, DC

  SPEECHES & TESTIMONY Remarks before the Eighth Annual Women in Power Forum, Washington, DC Commissioner Jill E. Sommers November 30, 2011 Good afternoon. Thank you for inviting me here today to discuss my perspective on CFTC policy issues that may affect the electric industry as well as the markets the Commission regulates. Much of what we have focused on over the last year directly relates to implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. It has been a very complex process involving a great deal of coordination with other U.S. and foreign regulators. The further along we get in the implementation process, the more complex it is has become. Since September 2010, the Commission has held 20 public meetings to vote on various Dodd-Frank matters and has issued nearly 60 proposed rules, notices, or other requests seeking public comment, and