WASHINGTON – Chair of the United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Mary Landrieu, D-La, today commented on two organizing resolutions passed last night formally designating members of the Committee. Sen. Landrieu will serve as Chair alongside Ranking Member Olympia Snowe, R-Maine.

“I look forward to working with Sen. Snowe and the other members of the Small Business Committee to implement broad reforms to the Small Business Administration,” Sen. Landrieu said. “I intend to use my gavel to highlight the strength of the small business sector of the economy and ensure that the federal government is a supportive and effective partner in their growth and success. We must restore a more robust level of funding to the SBA so that it can carry out its responsibilities.”

Members of the Small Business Committee for the 111th Congress include Senators John Kerry, D-Mass., Carl Levin, D-Mich., Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Joseph Lieberman, ID-Conn., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Evan Bayh, D-Ind., Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Kay Hagan, D-N.C., Christopher Bond, R-Mo., David Vitter, R-La., John Thune, R-S.D., Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and another Republican member to be determined by the leadership.