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Graves Statement On The Nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet as SBA Administrator

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Washington D.C., January 15, 2014 | DJ Jordan, Joel Hannahs (202-225-5821) | comments

House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) released the following statement on the President's nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet as the Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator:
“Many of us hoped the President’s decision to elevate the SBA Administrator to Cabinet level was a sign that this White House would value small businesses, but the 11-month timespan between Karen Mills’ resignation announcement and a successor being nominated showed us that small businesses really aren’t valued much by this Administration. Small businesses have been bombarded with a flood of regulations, a health care law that stifles growth, and a constant fear of tax increases during the past five years. I hope the new SBA Administrator will give a voice to small businesses in this White House and redirect the SBA to focus on its core missions of capital access, contracting, and counseling, while reducing duplication, overlap, and wasteful spending. If she is confirmed, I will look forward to working with Ms. Conteras-Sweet to do so.”


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