Bart Chilton Pt4: I get around 100 visits from finance reps for every one from community advocates Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Washington. We’re continuing our discussion with Bart Chilton, who’s a commission of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission here in Washington. […]
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Bart Chilton is the current commissioner for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Chairman of the CFTC's Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC). He was nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the U. S. Senate in 2007. In 2009, he was re-nominated by President Obama and reconfirmed by the Senate. He has served as the Chairman of the CFTCâ€™s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC). His career spans 25 years in government serviceâ€”working on Capitol Hill in the House of Representatives, in the Senate, and serving in the Executive Branch during the Clinton, Bush and Obama Administrations. Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Chilton was the Chief of Staff and Vice President for Government Relations at the National Farmers Union where he represented family farmers. In 2005, Mr. Chilton was a Schedule C political appointee of President Bush at the U. S. Farm Credit Administration where he served as an Executive Assistant to the Board. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Chilton was a Senior Advisor to Senator Tom Daschle, the Democrat Leader of the United States Senate, where he worked on myriad issues including agriculture and transportation policy.