WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the United States Senate voted to approve President Donald Trump's nomination of Linda McMahon as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration by a vote of 81-19. The nation's leading advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses expressed enthusiasm for McMahon's leadership, as her experience will be vital in helping the Trump Administration develop policies and initiatives to strengthen entrepreneurship and small business growth. Karen Kerrigan, president & CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), said:
"Linda is an accomplished entrepreneur and CEO. The SBA, President Trump, and small businesses across America will benefit from her unique journey and success as well as her passion for women's entrepreneurship and leadership. Her experience will help the Administration focus on policies and programs that strengthen the nation's powerful small business sector, which will lead to stronger economic growth and job creation. The U.S. needs a resurgence in entrepreneurship and new business creation, and I am excited about Linda's proven leadership to help refocus SBA programs on innovative approaches that provide confidence to entrepreneurs who want to pursue their dream of starting a business, while supporting existing businesses attain stronger growth."