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Pelosi Names Velázquez as Chairwoman of Small Business Committee

Washington, D.C. - Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today congratulating Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez on her unanimous election by the Democratic Caucus as Chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee:

'Congresswoman Velázquez has served the Democratic Caucus with distinction over the past decade.  As Ranking Member on the Small Business Committee, she has worked tirelessly to improve the policies that affect our country's 26 million small businesses.

'Congresswoman Velázquez' national influence in both the nation's political and business sectors, her longtime vision of small businesses as agents of innovation, and her support for minority and female owned enterprises make her an excellent choice for this position.'