Maria Elvira Salazar Named to House Small Business Committee

In her first term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., will serve on the U.S. House Small Business Committee.

Salazar announced her assignment this week and said she would use it to help her South Florida district.

“From Calle Ocho to Flagler St., from Bird Road to Collins Avenue, and from Old Cutler Road to Miracle Mile, small businesses are the foundation of our community. During these difficult times, our local job creators have been absolutely devastated. I am committed to working in a bipartisan fashion to restore our economy and deliver much-needed COVID relief for our struggling South Florida small business owners,” said Salazar.

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., who leads Republicans on the committee, welcomed Salazar to his team.

“Small businesses are the backbone of this great nation, and now more than ever, our hardworking men and women must be granted the opportunity to open their doors and contribute to the economy. I am excited to welcome Congresswoman Salazar as a recommended new member of the House Committee on Small Business as I know she will be essential in defending Main Street from extensive regulations while ensuring responsible government assistance for our nation’s small businesses. As lead Republican, I look forward to working alongside all of the members on this committee and fighting for America’s small businesses, entrepreneurs, and innovators,” said Luetkemeyer.

Salazar represents parts of Miami-Dade County including most of the city of Miami. She defeated U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., in November. Earlier this week, Salazar was named to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

KEVIN DERBY
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