Ernst Statement on McMahon “Small businesses make up 97 percent of all employers in Iowa; it’s critical that we create an environment where these entrepreneurs can focus on growing their business and creating jobs,......
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, issued the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed Linda McMahon to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration:
“Small businesses make up 97 percent of all employers in Iowa; it’s critical that we create an environment where these entrepreneurs can focus on growing their business and creating jobs, rather than worrying about costly regulations. Linda McMahon shares my commitment to working to build pro-growth policies and creating a regulatory system that encourages innovation, job growth, and keeps our small businesses in mind. I look forward to working with her to identify these solutions so our small business in Iowa can thrive.”
In November 2014, Joni was elected as the first woman to serve in federal elected office from the State of Iowa and also became the first female combat veteran elected to serve in the United States Senate. In Washington, Joni serves on four Senate committees of major importance to Iowans: Armed Services; Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Environment and Public Works; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Joni is focused on growing a vibrant economy and ensuring the government runs effectively and efficiently which means cutting out-of-control spending, reducing taxes, eliminating harmful regulations and balancing the budget.