Senate Panel Advances Trump’s Nominee to Lead Small Business Administration

December 23, 2019


Jovita Carranza was nominated by President Trump to lead the SBA and received support from both sides, with the bipartisan Senate panel voting in her favor at 17-2. Carranza is currently serving as the treasurer of the United States, but she also previously worked as the deputy administrator of the SBA during President George W. Bush’s administration.

Carranza hopes that she will be able to open “more doors for women and for entrepreneurs in underserved communities, including military families and veterans.” Both Republicans and Democrats have expressed their support of Carranza’s new position and their excitement to work with her. The Small business and Entrepreneurship Committee also expressed positivity about the vote.

To read more about Jovita Carranza’s nomination and plans for the SBA, click here.