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.”