TribLIVE

| Politics


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Warren, Manchin get posts on banking committee

About The Tribune-Review
The Tribune-Review can be reached via e-mail or at 412-321-6460.
Contact Us | Video | Photo Reprints

By Bloomberg News

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, 6:03 p.m.

Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts was appointed to the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday.

The Democratic Party panel announced that senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota will join the Banking Committee in the next Congress. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado will be leaving the Banking Committee to join Senate Finance.

Warren, 63, had been expected to join the panel, which would give her a role writing banking legislation including revisions to the Dodd-Frank Act. The financial services industry and Warren have had a combative relationship since her calls for the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a centerpiece of Dodd-Frank.

She defeated incumbent Republican Scott Brown in November to become the first woman senator from Massachusetts and heir to the seat held for 47 years by Ted Kennedy.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. 4 dead in ‘horrific’ Armstrong County crash
  2. Rice cornerback among 3 draft prospects to visit Steelers
  3. Astronomers find most Earth-like planet yet
  4. UPMC: As many as 27,000 employees affected in data breach
  5. NHL notebook: Blues begin series without T.J. Oshie
  6. Kovacevic: Bylsma’s moves — yes, moves — pay off
  7. ‘Frozen’ soundtrack: Kids can’t ‘Let It Go’
  8. Dancer Hadala retiring after storied career with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
  9. Connellsville blanks Latrobe, eyes being factor in playoff race
  10. Pirates notebook: Tabata OK’d to return to play
  11. Pittsburgh Public Theater will be staging George Bernard Shaw classic ‘Candida’
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.