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Sen. Warren Secures Seat on Armed Services Committee

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

By    |   Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016 10:15 PM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will serve on the Armed Services Committee when the new Senate takes office next month, a boost for the potential future presidential candidateaccording to The Boston Globe.

The last Massachusetts senator to serve on the influential panel was Scott Brown. Warren defeated him in the 2012 election. Before that, former Sen. Edward Kennedy, who died in 2009, had a seat on the committee.

"I'm looking forward to serving on the Senate Committee on Armed Services in the next Congress," Warren said in a press release. "All three of my brothers served in the military, and I understand the sacrifices America's service members make to defend our country — and the important work that our Defense Department does to keep Americans safe.

"As a member of the Committee, I will focus on making sure Congress provides effective support and oversight of the Armed Forces, monitors threats to national security, and ensures the responsible use of military force around the globe."

The spot on the panel will boost Warren's resume and fill a hole in her resume. She was discussed as a potential running mate for Hillary Clinton during this year's presidential campaign, but she was passed up in favor of Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. — who also has a seat on the Armed Services Committee.

Warren campaigned heavily with Clinton throughout the fall, firing several jabs at now President-elect Donald Trump along the way.

Warren was a longtime professor of law at Harvard and entered the Senate in 2013.

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