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Senate confirms Linda McMahon to lead Small Business Administration

Senate confirms Linda McMahon to lead Small Business Administration

The Senate today voted 81 to 19 to confirm Linda McMahon as administrator of the Small Business Administration, a Cabinet-rank post. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, praised McMahon saying she will prioritize growing jobs over growing government bureaucracy. McMahon will lead an agency responsible for guaranteeing small business loans, administering small business certifications for federal contracting, and running counseling and outreach programs in each state. Maggie Hassan, D-NH, voting for the former professional wrestling executive.

Of her nomination, then President-elect Trump said after picking her back in December: "Linda has a tremendous background and is widely recognized as one of the country's top female executives advising businesses around the globe".

McMahon and her husband, Vince, built Stamford-based Vince McMahon, and it ended with Trump shaving the head of his antagonist.


Nine out of the cabinet's 15 members are now in place, while three of the seven positions that hold cabinet rank have been filled: McMahon, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Hailey, and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.

The confirmation hearings for McMahon were downright cordial compared to those of Betsy DeVos and Rex Tillerson.


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