Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Mary Jo White told lawmakers on a House panel Thursday that unfinished regulations mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act are at the top of her priorities, and that the SEC needs tough enforcement penalties to maintain order over an increasingly complex market landscape.

White told the full House Financial Services Committee that the SEC has a number of congressional mandates stemming from Dodd-Frank and from the Jumpstart Our Business Startups, or JOBS Act. She repeatedly declined to prioritize any particular rule over another, and the efforts on the agency’s various goals as running “parallel” to each other.

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