Senate Small Biz Committee Approves SBA Nominee

March 5, 2014

pic-senate-floorOn Wednesday, March 5, the Senate Small Business Committee voted* to report the nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet to the full U.S. Senate as the next U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator. On Jan. 15, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Ms. Contreras-Sweet to serve as the full-time replacement for former Administrator Karen Mills and lead the SBA for the remainder of his term.

Last week, NSBA sent a letter to Capitol Hill addressed to Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and James Risch (R-Idaho), chair and ranking member of the Senate Small Business Committee, expressing its support for Ms. Contreras-Sweet and urging a confirmation vote and approval as soon as possible.

NSBA believes that Ms. Contreras-Sweet will bring invaluable public and private sector experience to a position that is critical to the economic well being of America’s entrepreneurs and small business community.

Please click here to read NSBA’s letter to Sens. Cantwell and Risch.

* Prior to the vote, the Committee recessed to allow members to attend to Senate floor votes and then reconvened off the Senate floor where the vote was unanimous to report the nomination to the full Senate.