Get Warren on Senate banking committee

December 10, 2012 

Warren-Banking Committee

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, file photo, U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, faces reporters as Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick, right, looks on during a news conference at the Statehouse, in Boston. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants Massachusetts Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren to join the Banking Committee. A Senate Democratic official confirmed Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, that Warren's appointment was likely, but cautioned nothing was final until the Democratic caucus approves the move. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made.(AP Photo/ Steven Senne, File)

STEVEN SENNE — AP

There are two open positions on the Senate Banking Committee. Elizabeth Warren would be the logical choice for this important position.

She is intelligent and honest. She is very experienced with banking matters. People believe that she would do the right thing, and the country would feel more secure about the economy with her on the committee. Big banks are trying to squash the possibility of this appointment because she advocates for a return to Glass-Steagall banking regulations.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid assigns these positions. His Washington phone is (202) 224-3542.

SUSAN BURCH

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