Elizabeth Warren will reportedly get Senate Banking seat

The senator-elect from Massachusetts will likely be appointed to serve on the committee

Jillian Rayfield
December 4, 2012 11:24PM (UTC)

Elizabeth Warren will reportedly be tapped to serve on the Senate Banking Committee, the Boston Globe reports.

The Globe cites two anonymous Senate aides who say that Warren will be named to the committee in the new session of Congress:

The appointment has not been formally announced by Senate leaders and will not be final until an official vote on assignments by the members. The pending appointment was described to the Globe by aides who requested anonymity because Senate Majority Leader Reid has not made a formal announcement.

The Huffington Post, which has a similar report on Warren that cites four of its own anonymous sources, also reports that Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., will also be appointed to the committee.


Warren, a harsh critic of Wall Street who helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has already been reportedly targeted by lobbying groups pushing to stop her appointment.

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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