News Release

CME Group Statement on Senate Agriculture Committee Leadership

Thu Sep 10 2009



CHICAGO, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group released the following statement regarding the change in leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee:


"We want to thank Senator Tom Harkin for his long-standing service and leadership during his tenure as chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. We wish him continued success in his new important role as chairman of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee. We also wish to congratulate Senator Blanche Lincoln who will take over as chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. We look forward to working with Senator Lincoln to ensure that U.S. futures and options markets remain competitive, transparent, and safe for the farmers, ranchers, companies and investors who rely on our markets to manage their commercial and financial risks."


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