January 31, 2017
By Bob Coleman
Editor, SBA Hot Topic Tuesday
SBA Hot Topic Tuesday — Senate Small Biz Committee Votes 18-1 in Favor of Linda McMahon
New Jersey Senator Corey Booker cast the lone nay vote against SBA Administrator Nominee Linda McMahon this morning.
The overwhelming vote paves the way for McMahon to become the 25th Administrator of the SBA upon a full vote of the Senate.
With all the wrangling in Washington, the timing of the vote is unclear.
“In her nomination hearing last week, Mrs. McMahon made it very clear that she has the experience, understanding, and instincts necessary to bolster America’s small business community and advocate for much-needed regulatory reforms,” says Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID). “It goes without saying that a nearly unanimous committee vote to approve her nomination shows that members from both sides of the aisle have great confidence that she is the right leader for the SBA. We look forward to taking this nomination to the full Senate for confirmation and working with Mrs. McMahon on behalf of small businesses across America, particularly those in the great state of Idaho.”
“Small businesses are the engine of New Hampshire’s economy and they create two out of every three new jobs across the country,” says Minority Leader Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). “The SBA provides critical services to America’s entrepreneurs and ensures that their voices are heard in Washington. During her confirmation hearing, I was pleased to hear that Mrs. McMahon will serve as a passionate advocate for small businesses and that she believes the SBA should continue as a cabinet-level, standalone agency. I look forward to working with Mrs. McMahon to help American small businesses succeed.”