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Linda McMahon Approved to Head Small Business Administration

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Linda McMahon listens to opening statements during her confirmation hearing for administrator of the Small Business Administration before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee on Capitol Hill January 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SmialowskiBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty ImagesBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP - Getty Images

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The Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon as head of the Small Business Administration.

The bipartisan 81 to 19 confirmation vote was one of President Donald Trump’s least contentious nominations.

Related: Divided Senate Confirms Steven Mnuchin to Be Treasury Secretary

Republicans have criticized Democrats for holding up the confirmation process. The past three weeks have been filled with Senate debates and late nights as Democrats, who need GOP support to block any of Trump’s nominees, opposed nominations to key cabinet posts.

However, senators on both sides of the aisle expressed support for McMahon’s ability to bolster America’s small businesses.

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