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Kaine Applauds Nomination of Christy Goldsmith Romero to FDIC Chair

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) applauded President Biden’s nomination of Christy Goldsmith Romero of Virginia to be Chair and Member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC):

“I’m excited that President Biden nominated Christy Goldsmith Romero, who grew up in Hampton Roads, to chair the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. She is superbly qualified and has significant experience at financial regulatory agencies, including spending a decade as Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. If confirmed, she would be one of the highest-ranking Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Biden appointees—building on the President’s commitment to having federal leadership that reflects the diversity of our country. I urge the Senate to move forward with her nomination process quickly.”

Goldsmith Romero currently serves as a Commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). She also held positions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, including as Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), where she led efforts to prevent and uncover financial crimes. Under her leadership, SIGTARP recovered more than $11 billion on behalf of taxpayers. She has spent time as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Virginia Law School. She also served six years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Goldsmith Romero grew up in Virginia, and she graduated from Old Dominion University (ODU).