Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today welcomed the Committee’s new Ranking Member, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD):

“Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) deserves our thanks for her passionate work as Ranking Member of the Small Business Committee. I have truly enjoyed working with her – especially on the women’s entrepreneurship issues she approached head on – and know the small business community has benefited from her leadership. The entire Committee joins me in welcoming Senator Cardin back to the role of Ranking Member. Senator Cardin and I have served together in many capacities and share a mutual respect for one another. I look forward to working with him in a bipartisan manner to advance the Committee’s key priorities.”