Administrator for U.S. Small Business Administration Confirmed Sante Ghetti | February 16, 2017 The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Linda McMahon as U.S. Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The U.S. Small Business Administration was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam. Throughout her confirmation, McMahon underscored the fact that she would not support consolidating the SBA with the Department of Commerce; would advocate for tax reform that includes pass-through entities—which comprise of the majority of small businesses; and planned to support a strong SBA Office of Advocacy with enhanced ability to affect the regulatory process.