Incoming Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will take office in January.
Massachusetts Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren has been chosen for a seat on the Senate's Banking Committee, according to the Huffington Post, which cited several sources. Warren, a Democrat who helped create the federal government's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, defeated incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown in the November election. Prior to being elected, Warren worked as a consumer advocated and was considered to become the head of the CFPB. What do you think of Warren being chosen for the Banking Committee? Tell us by posting a comment in the comments section below.
The senator-elect said voters “want fewer closed-door roadblocks and more public votes on legislation that could improve their lives.”
Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren said she and other newly elected senators will work to reform the filibuster process on day one. Warren, in a blog post on the Huffington Post, said the current filibuster system impedes open debate and paralyzes progress. She said she saw it firsthand at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and heard from voters during the campaign that they “want fewer closed-door roadblocks and more public votes on legislation that could improve their lives.” Warren wrote: On the first day of the new session in January, the senators will have a unique opportunity to change the filibuster rule with a majority vote, rather than the normal two-thirds vote. The change can be modest: If someone objects to a bill or a …