Bill Text: VA HR803 | 2022 | 1st Special Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Commending Jaime Lizárraga.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2022-09-07 - Agreed to by House by voice vote [HR803 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2022-HR803-Introduced.html
Offered September 7, 2022
Commending Jaime Lizárraga.
Patron-- Tran

WHEREAS, on July 18, 2022, Jaime Lizárraga was sworn in as a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission; and

WHEREAS, Jaime Lizárraga holds degrees from the University of California San Diego and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and he has worked in government for more than 30 years; and

WHEREAS, Jaime Lizárraga previously served as a senior professional staff member and director of legislative affairs for the Democratic staff of the House Financial Services Committee, deputy to the assistant secretary of legislative affairs at the United States Department of the Treasury, and deputy director at the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Securities and Exchange Commission; and

WHEREAS, most recently, Jaime Lizárraga worked as the senior advisor to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, in which capacity he oversaw issues related to financial markets, small business, international finance, and immigration; he also coordinated with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as a liaison on behalf of Speaker Pelosi's office; and

WHEREAS, Jaime Lizárraga played a critical role in the enactment of legislation related to the recession between 2007 and 2009, oversight of the financial system through the Dodd-Frank Act, and multiple COVID-19 relief packages; and

WHEREAS, Jaime Lizárraga has earned the admiration of his colleagues for his personal kindness, vast expertise, and institutional knowledge; and

WHEREAS, over the course of his career, Jaime Lizárraga has worked to protect investors, promote fair and transparent markets, facilitate capital formation, and strive to build an equitable financial future for all Americans; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Jaime Lizárraga hereby be commended on being sworn in as a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Jaime Lizárraga as an expression of the House of Delegates' admiration for his achievements in service to the nation.