5/16/12: Yesterday, Congressman Barney Frank gave a speech on financial regulation at the SEC at the invitation of NTEU Chapter 293. During his visit, Congressman Frank also accepted an award from the Union.
Frank visited the Boston Regional Office for the lunch event which was videocast to all of the SEC's other regional offices and headquarters in Washington, D.C. He spoke for about an hour on a broad range of topics, including the necessity of strong financial regulation, the causes of the 2008 financial crisis, and the need for a strong Volcker rule. Hundreds of employees from around the country watched the speech.
At the event, NTEU Chapter 293 President Greg Gilman presented a lifetime achievement award to Congressman Frank, who is stepping down at the end of the year after many years of public service. The award reads: "In grateful recognition of your outstanding contributions as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. The members of NTEU Chapter 293 at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission honor you for your lifetime support for the protection of investors, maintenance of fair, orderly and efficient markets, and the facilitation of capital formation, and for your advocacy on behalf of federal employees."