Now that she’s secured her Senate seat in Massachusetts (the first female from the state to do so), Warren should train her sights on a bigger prize: the Senate Banking Committee.
Comprised of 20 members, this committee oversees banking, insurance, financial markets, securities, housing, urban development and mass transit, international trade and finance, and economic policy; in other words, the bread and butter of the woman who spearheaded the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and was chair of the Congressional TARP oversight panel. PoliticusUSA understands her potential impact, and quotes Obama in support:
Elizabeth Warren will be a strong, tireless and determined advocate for the people of Massachusetts, building on her remarkable record of working to help middle class families get ahead. Her life’s work has been helping ordinary Americans get the fair shot they need and deserve. Elizabeth’s passionate advocacy on behalf of consumers led to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The agency is now protecting people from being taken advantage of by powerful companies.