WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed two nominees to the Securities and Exchange Commission early Friday, ensuring the agency will not have vacancies as it grapples with rulemaking mandates imposed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

The confirmed nominees are current SEC commissioner Luis Aguilar, whom President Obama tapped for a second term, and Daniel Gallagher, a partner at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., and former deputy director of the SEC’s division of trading and markets.

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