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Warren Named To Senate Banking, Health, Aging Committees

BOSTON — Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren will once more be taking on Wall Street.

On Wednesday the Democratic Steering Committee approved Warren’s assignment to the Senate Banking Committee. The assignments are subject to caucus and full Senate approval.

The Massachusetts Democrat campaigned as a reformer who would hold large financial institutions accountable. The approval Wednesday follows word that the appointment was likely, despite opposition from banking and financial industries.

Warren was also named to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), and the Aging Committee.

Massachusetts’ senior senator, John Kerry, will continue his four committee assignments, including chairing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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