Warren focuses on setting up, not heading, consumer agency

12/10/2010 | American Public Media/Marketplace

Elizabeth Warren, assistant to the president, said she's concentrating on establishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rather than aiming to secure a permanent position heading the agency. Warren said she had the option of being nominated to head the CFPB or take an interim appointment to launch the agency. "I said what I'd really like to do is start making it go right now," Warren said. When asked whether she wants to head the bureau permanently, Warren skirted the question. "I'm working 15-hour days right now and have so much on my plate I've got enough to keep my mind occupied without thinking about that issue," she said.

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