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Chairman Williams and Ranking Member Velázquez Urge President Biden to Fill Crucial Small Business Advocacy Role

SBA Office of Advocacy Chief Counsel for Advocacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Roger Williams (R-TX) and Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statements regarding a joint letter urging President Joe Biden to nominate a Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy.

“The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is a critical watchdog fighting on behalf of our nation’s primary job creators. It is essential the vacant Chief Counsel for Advocacy role is filled to ensure small businesses are defended against burdensome regulations. I urge President Biden to nominate a qualified candidate to this post and hope he sees the necessity of this position,” said Chairman Williams.


“The SBA Office of Advocacy serves as the independent voice of small businesses within the government, promoting the concerns of entrepreneurs before all three branches of the federal system,” said Ranking Member Velázquez. “I look forward to working with the Administration to fill the position of Chief Counsel, so the Office of Advocacy can represent small firms as effectively as possible.” 

Full letter can be found, here.