The US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry will hold a hearing on the nominations of Rostin Behnam, Brian D. Quintenz, and Dawn Stump as Commodity Futures Trading Commissioners on July 27. (Click here for background in the article “President Nominates Rostin Behnam as CFTC Commissioner and Kevin McIntyre as Chairman of FERC” in the July 16, 2017 edition of Bridging the Week, and here for the article “Acting CFTC Chairman May Soon Be Acting No More” in the June 18, 2017 edition of Bridging the Week.) Separately, President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Hester Pierce to serve as a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Pierce is currently a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Financial Markets Working Group at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and previously served as a staff attorney at the SEC. Ms. Pierce was previously nominated to serve as an SEC commissioner by President Barack Obama.