Republicans had long-held gripes against White's predecessor, Mary Schapiro, as they accused her of deliberately slow-walking implementation of the law, which was enacted more than a year ago. Schapiro aired concerns about the measure before its passage, warning that some of the provisions could remove key investor protections.
White has emphasized that investor protections should be a critical piece of any rules implementing the law, but also said during her confirmation hearing that getting the JOBS Act in place would be a top priority for her as chairman, alongside the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
"The SEC needs to get the rules right, but it also needs to get them done," she told the Senate Banking Committee. "To complete these legislative mandates expeditiously must be an immediate imperative for the SEC."