Jan 19, 2018

SEC would remain open "limited number of days" in gov't shutdown

SEC chairman Jay Clayton testifying in front of Congress.

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. Photo By Bill Clark/Getty.

The Securities and Exchange Commission, which is charged with protecting investors and regulating U.S. markets, says that it would only "remain open for a limited number of days" were the federal government to shut down.

Why it matters: Any slowdown or suspension of key SEC services could disrupt financial markets.

An SEC spokesman declined to say how many days the Agency could remain fully-staffed in a shutdown.

Primary sources: The SEC's full shutdown plan

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