Elizabeth Warren was elected to the United States Senate in 2012 as a Democrat from Massachusetts. Prior to winning election to the Senate, Warren served as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) For her oversight efforts, The Boston Globe named Warren Bostonian of the Year in 2009.
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Warren was the leading advocate for the creation of a new consumer financial protection agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She led the establishment of the agency, building the structure and organization to hold accountable even trillion-dollar financial institutions and to protect consumers from financial tricks and traps often hidden in mortgages, credit cards and other financial products.
Previously, Sen. Warren was a law professor at Harvard for nearly 20 years and is the author of more than a hundred articles and nine books, including two national best-sellers. National Law Journal named her one of the Most Influential Lawyers of the Decade, and she has been honored by the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association with the Lelia J. Robinson Award.
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