January 23, 2017

Senator Duckworth Meets with Small Business Administration Nominee Linda McMahon


WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with Linda McMahon, the President's nominee to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). As a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Senator Duckworth will also question Ms. McMahon during the nominee's confirmation hearing, which is scheduled to convene tomorrow morning. A photograph of today's meeting is available here.

"Today, I spoke with Ms. McMahon about working together to help minority-, Veteran-, and women-owned businesses grow and create jobs, and I appreciated her commitment to work with me to support SBA programs to encourage small business growth, if confirmed," said Duckworth. "Whether providing access to capital, improving contracting opportunities, training entrepreneurs or connecting small business owners with leaders and mentors in the field, SBA initiatives and programs play a critical role in helping employers in my state and around the country get off the ground.

"However, I have concerns about some of the labor practices at WWE under Ms. McMahon's leadership. I hope she addresses them as the confirmation process moves forward and encourage her to take a different approach at the SBA."