Sen.-elect Warren "tickled pink" about assignments
BOSTON (AP) -- Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren says she's "tickled pink" about her committee assignments and is working to build a statewide organization to let her respond quickly to the concerns of Massachusetts residents.
Warren said she's excited about getting the chance to tackle big issues like education, health care and the nation's financial sector after she's sworn into office early in January.
Warren was appointed Wednesday to the Banking, Aging, and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committees.
Warren said Massachusetts, which provided the blueprint for President Obama's 2010 health care law, is also breaking new ground on reining in health costs while improving care.
Warren, who defeated incumbent Sen. Scott Brown in last month's election, said she supports a "balanced approach" of additional tax revenues and spending cuts to avoid the nation's so-called "fiscal cliff."