The Senate voted to confirm former professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon to lead the federal Small Business Administration.
"Small businesses help drive America's economy", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, adding that he was confident McMahon "will prioritize growing jobs over growing government bureaucracy".
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Of her nomination, then President-elect Trump said after picking her back in December: "Linda has a tremendous background and is widely recognized as one of the country's top female executives advising businesses around the globe".
McMahon had unsuccessfully run for Senate twice in CT.
During her hearing, McMahon called upon her experience in building the WWE, as well as assured Senators that she believed the SBA should remain a cabinet-level, stand-alone agency, reports NBC Connecticut.
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"Small businesses have had some tough blows in the last decade", McMahon said in her opening remarks.
Among the most controversial nominees was recently-confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, whose family has donated about $200m to the Republican party over the years.
A two-time U.S. Senate candidate, McMahon was a co-founder and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment. McMahon refused outside donations and spent around $46 million of her own money on the campaign.
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Leading up to the vote for McMahon, the Senate on Monday narrowly approved Steven Mnuchin to serve as the next secretary of the Treasury Department despite strong Democratic objections over a banker they dubbed the "foreclosure king".