Why Senate Democrats Created New Position For Elizabeth Warren

The potential 2016er has officially joined Senate Leadership.

In the new position as a strategic policy adviser to the DPCC, Warren will serve as a liaison to liberal groups to ensure they have a voice in leadership meetings and discussions, according to a source familiar with the role.

“I believe in what the Democrats are fighting for. You know Wall Street is doing very well. CEO's are bringing in millions more and families all across this country are struggling. We have to make this government work for the American people and that's what we're here to fight for,” Warren said in response to a question from ABC News about her new position. “I am grateful to the leader. I am grateful to the caucus to give me the chance to be part of that fight but that's what we're all going to be here doing every single day. That's what we're about.”

The newly created position will elevate Warren's stature in the Senate at a time when many progressives are calling on her to run for president in 2016.