Warren starts taking on banks and regulators
President Barack Obama tapped Warren to set up the new Consumer Protection Finance Bureau, but Republicans blocked efforts to make her its first director.
Warren turned to a Senate bid. She beat GOP Sen. Scott Brown last fall in one of the most expensive and hard-fought Senate contests of 2012. Before taking office, she signaled that her brash style as a consumer advocate might yield to a different approach.
‘‘Sometimes it will mean working quietly in the shadows, and other times it will be speaking up forcefully,’’ she said. ‘‘I'm willing to do either. I just want to find the way to get things done.’’