31 Jan '17, 7pm

Senate panel OKs Linda McMahon to SBA post.

Senate panel OKs Linda McMahon to SBA post.

WASHINGTON — The Senate Small Business Committee has approved Linda McMahon, cofounder and former CEO of TV wrestling empire WWE, as the administrator of the Small Business Administration. While Tuesday was filled with moves to block President Donald Trump's cabinet picks, the vote for McMahon was 16 to zero and her nomination now goes to the Senate for a vote with the recommendation of the committee for confirmation. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), House Small Business Committee chairman, praised the move. “As Linda demonstrated in her hearing last week , she will be a tremendous advocate for our nation’s 28 million small businesses and the absolute right person to lead the SBA," said Chabot. At that Jan. 24 hearing, McMahon told the panel that as an entrepreneur, she had shared the experiences of small business owners, “the engines of our national economy,” while putting foo...

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