Hoeven Statement on Senate Confirmation of Linda McMahon to Head Small Business Administration

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s confirmation of Linda McMahon to be administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

“Small business is the backbone of our economy. These businesses drive economic growth and job creation across the nation. As an entrepreneur and successful business owner, Linda McMahon will be a good advocate for small business owners in North Dakota and across the country. She also understands the need to create a pro-business climate and provide regulatory relief. I look forward to working with Administrator McMahon to roll back unnecessary and burdensome regulations and empower our small businesses to grow and create good jobs and opportunities.” 

Hoeven has been working to roll back the regulatory burden on the nation’s job creators, including passing legislation to repeal the Stream Buffer Rule, a one-size-fits-all approach to regulating mining practices. Hoeven supported the Administration’s efforts to reduce the regulatory burden by requiring that two regulations be rescinded for every new regulation that comes online. The order also facilitates better measurement of the costs that federal rules impose on our economy and ensures the cost of new rules is offset by removing old regulations.