Mary Jo White

Warren Urges Obama to Replace SEC Chairwoman
Agency chief shows 'brazen conduct' on political disclosure, senator says

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants Mary Jo White removed from her current SEC post over her inaction on pressing for new disclosure rules. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren took her long-running feud with the chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission to a new level Friday, calling on President Barack Obama to remove Mary Jo White from the helm of the agency.

The Massachusetts Democrat said White's reluctance to press for new disclosure rules, including those that would compel public companies to reveal more about their political spending, was "undermining" the administration. Warren also called on Obama to pledge that he would veto any year-end spending measure that includes a block on such new rules.