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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Statement on Nomination of Isabel Guzman to Lead the Small Business Administration

Jan 7, 2021
Press Release

For Immediate Release

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Contact:

Clarissa Robles 956-455-4199

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Statement on Nomination of Isabel Guzman to Lead the Small Business Administration

WASHINGTON — Today, President-Elect Joe Biden nominated Isabel Guzman as Small Business Administrator. Guzman currently serves as Director of California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate. She was appointed to the position by Gov. Gavin Newsom. She is also the co-founder of a small business called GovContractPros. The company helps small business owners navigate federal government resources. Following the nomination, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the following statement:

“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus pushed hard and made it a top priority for the appointment of a Latina to President-elect Biden’s Cabinet. I applaud the appointment of Isabel Guzman as Small Business Administrator. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on our community and disproportionately affected Hispanic and minority-owned businesses. Having a Latina at the table, who is a small business entrepreneur herself, and who has previously worked at the SBA will be essential to help bridge the divide among minority business owners and federal assistance. The CHC looks forward to working with Administrator-designate Guzman and Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez as they work to ensure equity-driven policies are enacted so that minority business owners are aware of and have access to the resources needed to recover from the pandemic and succeed.”

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.