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12/12/2012 03:45 pm ET Updated Dec 13, 2012

Elizabeth Warren Gets Senate Banking Committee Nod

Senate newcomer and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) completed her coup against the banks on Wednesday, securing a spot on the Senate Banking Committee.

HuffPost's Ryan Grim first broke news of Warren's high-profile move last week, writing that the "ascension to the panel gives her influence over regulators and the industry that non-panel members don't enjoy."

Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Joe Manchin (W.V.) were also named as new members of the committee. Senate Majority Leader Harry hailed the Democratic Steering Committee's appointments in a statement on Wednesday.

“I am excited to work with the members of our expanded majority. Our caucus is more diverse than ever, with a record sixteen female Democratic senators serving in the next Congress,” said Reid. “These committee assignments will allow all members of our caucus to bring their unique talents and expertise to bear as we work together to advance the interests of the middle class.”

For a complete list of the Democratic Senate committee assignments, click over to the Senate website.

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