Huffington Post is reporting that Elizabeth Warren now has a seat on the Senate Banking Committee.
The freshman Senator-elect and former Harvard professor is known for being an outspoken critic of Wall Street. After being passed over for the top spot at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency she helped to form, she won a nail-biter Massachusetts Senate contest against Scott Brown.
There has been a ton of speculation about which committee Warren would sit on. As a freshman, her picks take a back seat to those of more senior Senators. However, after NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said that she wouldn’t be taking one of the two open seats on the Banking Committee, it looked like the field would be wide open for Warren.
And in that case, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) would have final say on whether or not Warren got the spot.
HuffPo also reports that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will join Warren on the Committee.