McMahon confirmed as SBA leader
- Author: Tracy Ferguson Feb 15, 2017,
Feb 15, 2017, 0:30
The former WWE executive was approved by the Senate by a vote of 81-19 to confirm her position as the head of the Small Business Administration.
"Small businesses help drive America's economy", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, adding that he was confident McMahon "will prioritize growing jobs over growing government bureaucracy".
- The Goldberg/Kevin Owens beef continued on Twitter today. However, McMahon was introduced at her confirmation hearing by Connecticut's U.S. Senators Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, both Democrats who gave the Greenwich resident high praise.
McMahon faced little resistance after assuring lawmakers that she believes the SBA should continue as a Cabinet-level, stand-alone agency and she would be a strong advocate for small business within the new administration.
Vince McMahon bought the company formerly known as WWWF and then WWE from his father, Vince McMahon, Sr., in 1982.
At her confirmation hearing, McMahon, a Republican, pitched herself as a successful businesswoman who, along with her husband Vince McMahon, built Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment into an worldwide enterprise with 800 employees and $729.2 million in revenue in 2016.
Mr Trump infamously made an appearance in Wrestlemania XXIII in 2007, where he fought Mr McMahon in staged bout in the ring. She said strengthening a small business disaster relief program would be her first priority.
The American Bankers Association applauded McMahon's confirmation.