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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Elizabeth Warren to lead Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, unofficially

by Calculated Risk on 9/15/2010 09:22:00 PM

From the NY Times: Warren to Unofficially Lead Consumer Agency

Elizabeth Warren, who conceived of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will oversee its establishment as an assistant to President Obama, an official briefed on the decision said Wednesday evening.

The decision, which Mr. Obama is to announce this week, would allow Ms. Warren, a Harvard law professor, to effectively run the new agency without having to go through a potentially contentious confirmation battle in the Senate.
I think Ms. Warren is an excellent choice.