- Linda McMahon has been confirmed as the head of President Donald Trump's Small Business Administration.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised McMahon shortly before Tuesday's vote.
- The Goldberg/Kevin Owens beef continued on Twitter today. McMahon will lead an agency responsible for guaranteeing small business loans, administering small business certifications for federal contracting, and running counseling and outreach programs in each state.
He pointed out that as former CEO and co-founder of World Wrestling Entertainment, she helped grow that small business from a 13-person staff to a publicly traded global business with more than 800 employees.More news: Aetna And Humana Call Off Merger After Court Decision
Vince McMahon bought the company formerly known as WWWF and then WWE from his father, Vince McMahon, Sr., in 1982. The two Democrats from CT who defeated Linda in her previous Senate campaigns both voted for her - Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. However, she initially endorsed New Jersey Gov Chris Christie before he dropped out of the Republican primaries.
"I know what it's like to take a hit, and I learned that it's not how you fall but how you get up that truly matters", she said in a bid to convince senators that she has shared the financial vulnerability that most small-business owners experience.
President Barack Obama elevated the SBA administrator to a Cabinet-level position in 2012.
The confirmation hearings for McMahon were downright cordial compared to those of Betsy DeVos and Rex Tillerson.