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January 21, 2020

Houston District Office Newsletter

U.S. Small Business Administration

Jovita Carranza begins as SBA's 26th Administrator

SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza

Hon. Jovita Carranza began serving as the 26th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The President nominated Administrator Carranza to lead the SBA while she was serving as the 44th Treasurer of the United States, and she was confirmed with overwhelmingly bipartisan support. Administrator Carranza, an Illinois native, becomes the highest-ranking Latina in the federal government with this Cabinet-level position.

“I want to thank the President for his confidence in me to be an advocate in the Cabinet for our country’s 30 million small businesses, and I want to express my sincere gratitude to the U.S. Senate for confirming me in a bipartisan fashion,” Administrator Carranza said. “I look forward to helping elevate female entrepreneurs and our military veterans, expanding access to SBA resources among entrepreneurs in disadvantaged communities, and continuing to prioritize disaster relief.”

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