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    The US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on Tuesday approved Linda McMahon’s nomination to lead the Small Business Administration (SBA), US Senators Jim Risch and Jeanne Shaheen said in a press release on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — McMahon’s nomination passed with a vote of 18 to 1, the release stated, and will head to the full Senate for consideration.

    “It goes without saying that a nearly unanimous committee vote to approve her nomination shows that members from both sides of the aisle have great confidence that she is the right leader for the SBA,” Shaheen stated in the press release.

    McMahon is a former executive of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Under McMahon’s leadership, Trump said the WWE grew from a 13-person operation into a publicly traded company with over 800 employees. He described her as one of the country's top female executives, advising businesses around the world.


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