WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, issued a statement on President-elect Trump’s announcement that he has nominated Linda McMahon to serve as head of the Small Business Administration.

“As a member of the Small Business Committee, I look forward to thoroughly vetting Ms. McMahon as the nominee to lead the Small Business Administration,” stated Ernst. “For the last eight years, small businesses have been pinned against the ropes thanks to the current administration’s burdensome regulatory agenda. Small businesses make up 97 percent of all employers in Iowa, so it is my hope that Ms. McMahon will discuss how we can free our small businesses from government overreach and instead create an environment where job creators can thrive again.”