Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren officially received her committee assignments today, and she will sit on the Senate Banking Committee, with key oversight over Wall Street and the financial system. Progressives agitated for weeks for Warren to get this spot, and in the end it wasn’t that difficult a lift. I’m looking forward to future hearings from [...]
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 12, 2012 12:51 pm|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday December 4, 2012 7:45 am|
It will be a welcome sight to see an actual cross-examiner in committee hearings, to see Wall Street executives actually grilled by at least one member rather than the love-fests we normally see. Warren has stated that she envisions the Senate as a platform to highlight her views. I can’t think of a better foundation for that platform than the Banking Committee.
|By: David Dayen Friday November 5, 2010 10:58 am|
I want to go back to Eric Cantor’s blueprint for the House, because outside of the obvious change in legislative focus, I think there are some areas for agreement. This is particularly the case in the area of the committee and floor schedule. The first thing Cantor wants to do is to develop “clear standards” [...]