On September 17th, Elizabeth Warren posted on the White House blog a statement in which she accepts her appointment as an Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Her task will be to design and implement the new CFPB. White House Blog. On September 16th, the Los Angeles Times reported Warren's appointment will not require Senate confirmation and leaves open the possibility that she could be nominated as the CFPB's director. Appointment. The New York Times reported the response the news received. Response.