Elizabeth Warren

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Elizabeth Warren
United States Senator
from Massachusetts
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Serving with Ed Markey
Preceded byScott Brown
Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
In office
September 17, 2010 – August 1, 2011
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byRaj Date
Chairperson of the Congressional Oversight Panel
In office
November 25, 2008 – November 15, 2010
DeputyDamon Silvers
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byTed Kaufman
Personal details
Elizabeth Ann Herring

(1949-06-22) June 22, 1949 (age 74)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jim Warren (1968–1978)
Bruce Mann (1980–present)
ResidenceCambridge, Massachusetts
Alma materGeorge Washington University
University of Houston (B.S.)
Rutgers University, Newark (J.D.)
WebsiteCongressional website Campaign website

Elizabeth Ann Warren (née Herring; born June 22, 1949) is an American politician and Senior United States Senator of Massachusetts since January 3, 2013. She is a Democrat and a bankruptcy law expert. She was also an assistant to President Barack Obama. She supports student loan forgiveness, banking regulation, and consumer protection regulations.

Warren was an unsuccessful candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Warren was seen as a possible running mate pick for Joe Biden's campaign.

Pre-senate career[change | change source]

Before she was a senator, Warren taught bankruptcy law at Harvard Law School. She interviewed hundreds of people who were going through bankruptcy or struggling to avoid bankruptcy. She gained a thorough understanding of the causes of bankruptcy and financial difficulties that families face in the United States. She wrote several books about these struggles, and about the institutions that make money by making it hard for people to escape from these difficulties.

She and her daughter Amelia Warren Tyagi are the co-authors of a book called The Two-Income Trap. Warren has also written several other books, including A Fighting Chance and This Fight is Our Fight.

In 2011, she was an advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a government agency that protects consumers from unfair practices of banks, payday lenders, student loan providers, credit card companies, collection agencies, for-profit colleges and universities, and the collection departments of health maintenance organizations (HMOs).

2020 campaign[change | change source]

Warren announced her plans to run for President in the 2020 election in December 2018.[1][2][3] In February 2019, she announced her candidacy for president.[4] Warren ended her campaign on March 5, 2020 after failing to win any primaries and falling to third place in Massachusetts' primary.[5] After Joe Biden won the nomination, she became one of the final four finalists for his running mate pick.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lee, MJ; Krieg, Gregory (December 31, 2018). "Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee ahead of likely 2020 presidential run". CNN. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  2. Taylor, Jessica; Khalid, Asma (December 31, 2018). "'We Can Win': Elizabeth Warren Outlines 2020 Presidential Bid". NPR. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  3. Reid J. Epstein (December 31, 2018). "Elizabeth Warren Launches Exploratory Committee for 2020 Presidential Bid". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  4. Tennant, Paul (February 10, 2019). "Off and running: Warren launches presidential bid in Lawrence". The Daily News of Newburyport. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  5. Bierman, Noah (March 5, 2020). "Elizabeth Warren drops out of presidential race". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
  6. Zeleny, Jeff; Merica, Dan (June 26, 2020). "Nation's reckoning on race looms large over final month of Biden's running mate search". CNN.

Other websites[change | change source]

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