Senate Confirms Linda McMahon as SBA Administrator

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Recently, Vince's wife, Linda McMahon, was sworn in as the head of Trump's Small Business Administration.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised McMahon shortly before Tuesday's vote.

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McMahon, who was confirmed 81-19, faced an easier path to Senate approval compared with Cabinet nominees such as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

After being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013, many thought that Trump had said goodbye to the world of over-the-top theatrical pageantry, but his successful foray into politics has perhaps proved that a cartoon world is the only one he truly knows.

McMahon helped start and grow World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.

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As Administrator of the SBA, McMahon will direct a federal agency with more than 2,000 full-time employees, with a leading role in helping small business owners and entrepreneurs secure financing, technical assistance and training, and federal contracts.

McMahon was the chief executive officer at WWE before stepping down in 2009 to run as a Republican for a U.S. Senate seat in CT.

The McMahon confirmation likely represents a lull before more hotly contested confirmation battles ensue, most notably that of Andrew Puzder to serve as the next labor secretary.

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., the highest ranking Democrat on the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, said "supporting small businesses is no a Republican or Democratic issue, it's an American issue".

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