Hester Peirce and Robert J. Jackson Jr. were confirmed Wednesday to serve on the Securities and Exchange Commission by the Senate Banking Committee in a voice vote.
Once approved by the full Senate, it will give the SEC its first full five-member commission since 2015. Both Ms. Peirce, a Republican appointee, and Mr. Jackson, a Democratic appointee, committed during their confirmation hearing to revisit regulatory burdens and hold executives accountable.
Ms. Peirce is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where she is director of the financial markets working group. She previously worked at the SEC as a staff attorney and as counsel to former commissioner Paul Atkins.
Mr. Jackson is a Columbia Law School professor who directs the program on corporate law and policy, with a focus on executive compensation and corporate governance.
Ms. Peirce joins fellow Republicans Michael S. Piwowar and Chairman Jay Clayton, along with Kara M. Stein, a Democrat.