While he might be a top target for Democrats in 2020, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., got a boost from Republicans on Capitol Hill this week. Despite starting his first term in Congress, Spano was selected to lead Republicans on the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations.
Spano weighed in on his new assignment on Monday, thanking U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, who leads Republicans on the Small Business Committee.
“I’m humbled to have earned the confidence of my colleagues and Ranking Member Chabot to serve as ranking member of the Investigations, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee,” said Spano.“This leadership position will enable me to continue fighting for small businesses across Florida and now throughout the rest of the country.”
“The Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations mandate is to probe the efficient operation of government programs that affect small businesses, including the Small Business Administration, and develop proposals to make them operate in a more cost-effective manner. The subcommittee will also review the regulatory burdens imposed on small businesses and how those burdens may be alleviated,” Spano’s office noted.
Chabot weighed in on the Florida Republican and why he was qualified to lead the GOP on the subcommittee.
“Congressman Spano’s legal background and oversight experience during his service in the Florida House of Representatives have prepared him to serve as the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations,” Chabot said on Monday. “I look forward to working with him on behalf of America’s 30 million small businesses.”
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