Warren, Manchin get posts on banking committee
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
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Panthers free agent safety headed to Steelers
- Printing delinquent tax list pays off for Highlands
- Orpik rises to occasion as Penguins take down Capitals once again
- Rural Ridge residents question NRG’s plans for landfill
- Obama budget puts more money into nuclear cleanup, not locks and dams
- Memo confirms VA Pittsburgh officials knew of Legionella threat early on
- Penguins notebook: Letang skating, but no return set
- Forward supervisors OK park funding proposal
- Chamber event targets small business, health care
- Review: ‘Once’ charms as it breaks rules of musical theater
- Minorities crucial to filling Marcellus shale gas drilling jobs