Wall Street critic Warren to join Banking Committee
December 12th, 2012
05:43 PM ET
1 year ago

Wall Street critic Warren to join Banking Committee

New York (CNNMoney) – One of the toughest critics of Wall Street will soon be policing it.

Massachusetts Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren has been tapped to take a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, the Senate Democrats' steering committee announced Wednesday.

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Good pick.
    Congratulations.

    December 12, 2012 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  2. Former Republican, now an Independent

    It's about time someone was named to this Committe that has the guts to police them. The banking industry ran amuck during the Bush years with a committee that was nothing more than a rubber stamp for them. Just look where that got us!

    December 12, 2012 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Warren put up a hard fight, but she got there and she is exactly where she belongs. Keep up the fight.

    December 12, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  4. Pete

    Now this is what I call policing and Wall Street will hate it but quess what the new sheriffs in town and republicans you too have been put on notice,straighten out or hang it up!!

    December 12, 2012 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  5. GonzoinHouston

    All the pubbers on that committee who so brutally fought against her to head the CFPA will now have to deal with her as an equal. Harry and Obama are still chuckling over this one. In DC, this is called payback.

    December 12, 2012 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    That should cut Obama off from his donors, for certain.

    December 12, 2012 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  7. Data Driven

    Precisely what is needed: a no-nonsense lady on the SBC kicking butts and taking down names.

    December 12, 2012 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  8. them

    Everybody has a price...

    December 12, 2012 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  9. Marie MD

    About time. Great appointment for Warren.

    December 12, 2012 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  10. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    This makes sense to me because she knows what is going in the banking industry. Why wouldn't she be there? If the banking industry doesn't want her there, then there is a reason to have her there.

    December 12, 2012 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  11. Ancient Texan

    Thank God she's New York's problem.

    December 12, 2012 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  12. Squigman

    Good. The people need a voice, not a puppet on a string. she'll do good for the people.

    December 12, 2012 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  13. J.V.Hodgson

    I am glad she won the Senate race in Massachusetts. I'll be even happier oif she gets appointed to the banking committee and others she is more than qualified and will make things happen for the good of the nation as whole theu commonsense activity.
    Regards,
    hodgson.

    December 13, 2012 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  14. ThinkAgain: All of the GOP's policies are PROVEN FAILURES

    Go get 'em, Senator Warren!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 13, 2012 01:34 am at 1:34 am |
  15. NameKingsley Keinde Adebisi

    That brings commitment and guarantees the protection of investors in the capital and money market.

    December 13, 2012 05:51 am at 5:51 am |