Florida senator Marco Rubio released a statement today pertaining to his election as chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and entrepreneurship.
In his statement, Senator Rubio announced that he is “grateful to have the confidence of my colleagues who have elected me chairman of this committee. For the past two years, the Small Business Committee achieved real victories for small businesses, and it did so in a bipartisan way that is unique for Washington.”
He informed that as chairman of the committee, “my top priority is to pass bipartisan legislation that will expand economic opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs. I will continue to seek ways to improve Small Business Administration (SBA) resources intended for homeowners and businesses that face hardship after hurricanes, floods, and other disasters that threaten their livelihoods.”
He explained that he “will also examine the effectiveness of every SBA program and conduct through oversight to ensure its programs, and taxpayer dollars, are properly administered. With administrator Linda McMahon and members of the committee, we will work to advance a bipartisan and robust small business agenda.”
In the statement, he also cited his consistent criticism of China and the threat they pose when it comes to the United States, specifically to America’s technology.
Rubio explained that he “will continue to fight against China’s blatant interference in our economy. We must do everything possible to safeguard American small businesses from China’s industrial espionage and coercion, which threatens our very economic framework and national prosperity.”
Most recently, he lent his support to a bill that would “combat tech-specific threats to national security posed by foreign actors like China and ensure U.S. technological supremacy.”
Finally, Rubio asserted that “to keep our country competitive in the global economy, Congress must pass legislation that encourages American entrepreneurs to innovate, thrive, and grow. As chairman of the Small Business Committee in the 116th Congress, I will work with my colleagues to make sure they can.”