Rubio Expresses Nation's Loss after U.S. Small Business Chief McMahon's Resignation
Submitted by Nancy Smith on March 29, 2019 - 6:08pm
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., chairman of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released the following statement Friday regarding the announcement that U.S. Small Business Administrator (SBA) Linda McMahon will be stepping down:
“Administrator McMahon has been a fierce advocate for America’s small businesses during her tenure as SBA Administrator,” Rubio said. “Under her stewardship, optimism among America’s small business has soared as a result of this administration’s pro-growth, pro-worker policies. I thank her for her exemplary service and wish her luck in her future endeavors. Finding a successor as passionate as Administrator McMahon will be a challenge, but I stand ready to work with the administration to find someone who shares her vision and continues to bring real-world business experience to the SBA.”
Indeed, Trump agreed with Rubio's summation of McMahon's value when he announced her resignation Friday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, with the administrator seated by his side on a beige sofa underneath crystal chandeliers.
"She has been a superstar," Trump told reporters.
McMahon said she’d visited all 50 states, 68 district offices, and met with more than 800 business people. On those trips, she said, she vigorously promoted Trump’s American-jobs agenda and stressed the importance of small business in achieving that goal.