By Elizabeth Warren

I just got back from the White House, where I watched President Obama officially announce Rich Cordray’s confirmation as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Yesterday, the Senate came together to end the filibuster and finally give Rich Cordray the up-or-down vote that he deserved. And it’s thanks to you: You kept speaking out, kept pushing, kept fighting to demand a vote.

This is a historic day for working families. We finally confirmed a strong, fair and effective Director at the consumer agency — someone who will protect people from the tricks and traps in credit cards, mortgages, student loans and other financial services, and hold the big banks accountable.

Sometimes in Washington, Goliath loses to David. That’s what happened this time.

Yesterday was an important day for another reason: my friend Ed Markey was sworn in as a United States Senator. Thanks to your support, we have one more voice fighting to level the playing field for working families.

It’s been an amazing week!