Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) urged President Obama Wednesday to grant Elizabeth Warren a recess appointment to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
In September, the President tapped Warren as the chief architect of the agency charged with protecting consumers from abusive lenders. Since that time, the former Harvard professor has been serving as Special Adviser to the Secretary of the Treasury while helping create the new consumer agency.
“Since the president appointed Elizabeth Warren to set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau she has proven she can stand up to Wall Street,” Franken wrote in a letter that will be circulated by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee on Wednesday. “Now, it’s time for a permanent leader to be appointed and, because Republican senators have vowed to block anyone, it’s up to President Obama to use his power constitutional power to bypass Republicans and make a recess appointment.”