Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Senator Landrieu Defends Bipartisan Small-Business Lending Fund Legislation

United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu [D-La.. pictured on right], chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, yesterday spoke with Fox Business anchor Gerri Willis of "The Willis Report" about the state of small business.

Specifically, Sen. Landrieu defended the bipartisan Small Community Business Lending Fund in the Small Business Jobs Creation Act, which the Senate is currently debating.

Sens. Landrieu and George LeMieux [R-Fla.] introduced an amendment to the Small Business Jobs Creation Act that restored the $30 billion lending facility. The amendment passed the Senate by a vote of 60-39.

Despite a Republican filibuster and repeated attempts to stall legislation aimed at supporting small businesses, Sen. Landrieu has continued her fight to give businesses greater access to capital, to hire workers and grow their business. She called on her colleagues in the Senate -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- to put aside partisan rhetoric and deliver help to America’s 27 million small businesses.

To view the video of Sen. Landrieu's appearance on "The Willis Report," go to:

For information on the LeMieux-Landrieu Amendment -- S. AMDT 4500, the Small Business Lending Fund [SBLF] -- visit

SOURCES:, U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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