Monday, December 2, 2013

New at the SEC Historical Society

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society has opened a new “gallery” in its “virtual museum”: The Mechanics of Legislation: Congress, the SEC and Financial Regulation Gallery.  It examines “two significant financial laws enacted in the last half-century - the Insider Trading and Securities Fraud Enforcement Act of 1988 (ITSFEA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 - to provide insight into the process of legislating on financial affairs.”  The gallery includes links to almost “500 primary materials, including letters from legislators–such as Speaker of the House Carl Albert and U.S. Representative Richard Armey–to their constituents; papers from the William J. Clinton Library; and oral histories interviews with former U.S. Senator Edward “Ted” Kaufman and former U.S. Representative Michael Oxley."