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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Statement on the Confirmation of Isabel Guzman as Administrator of the Small Business Administration

Mar 16, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Isabel Guzman as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). Guzman will be the first Latina to serve in President Biden’s cabinet. Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the following statement in reaction to her confirmation:

“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus applauds the historic confirmation of Isabel Guzman as the first Latina in President Biden’s cabinet,” said Chairman Ruiz, M.D. “The CHC pushed hard for the appointment of a Latina to President Biden’s cabinet, and we are thrilled with the choice of Ms. Guzman to lead the Small Business Administration. Ms. Guzman will play an essential role in ensuring federal aid reaches minority-owned businesses—many of which have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CHC looks forward to working with Ms. Guzman and CHC Member and Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez as we work to ensure equity-driven policies are enacted so that minority business owners are aware of and have access to the resources they need to recover from the pandemic and succeed in the years ahead.”

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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.