FedTracker: Landrieu to chair small business committee
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) will be the new
chairwoman of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee in the
As 2008 winds to a close, Congressional
leadership and the Obama cabinet and administration management picks
are all coming into focus. The earlier announcement that Rep. Edolphus
Towns (D-N.Y.) will chair the House Oversight and Government Reform
Committee gave the Obama team another specific name of people they'll
work closely with.
“I intend to use my gavel to ensure that
[small businesses] play an active role in our nation’s economic
recovery and that the federal government is a supportive and efficient
partner in their success,” Landrieu said in a statement released Dec.
Landrieu has introduced several bills to help small
businesses, especially in the Gulf Coast region after hurricane Katrina
devasted her home state and Mississippi, and Hurricane Rita laid waste
to parts of Florida in 2005.
Posted by Michael Hardy on Dec 16, 2008 at 12:12 PM