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November 9, 2012

“Boarding All Rows” Speech of Commissioner Bart Chilton Before the 5th Annual Risk Management in Energy Trading Conference, Houston, Texas

“It’s a real delight to be here—a delight. This job provides many opportunities to meet and speak with folks. Hopefully, that communication, like right now, allows for your government to do a better job. I’m actually going to be doing six different events in the next week and I look forward to hearing from people. But, that starts here. So, thank you all, seriously, for being here and providing an opportunity to spend some time together. On days like today, it is a delight to be a financial regulator.

Absent from that introduction was any mention of the job title “acting gate agent.” That’s just another service, along with sarcasm, that I provide as your government employee. We do what we can—from the dad-gum guv’ment and here ta help—time to get my gate agent on.”

Read Commissioner Chilton’s full speech here



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