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Hill Beat Blues

Out with the old, in with very little representation for entrepreneurs

This story appears in the April 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Do entrepreneurs have reason to worry? The top tier of leadership in the Bush administration and the new Congress is notable for the absence of people with either small-business backgrounds or records of sustained small-business advocacy.

Rep. Donald Manzullo (R-IL), a lawyer, takes over as chairman of the House Small Business Committee. Like its Senate counterpart, chaired again by Sen. Christopher Bond (R-MO), the House committee influences the budget and programs of the SBA.

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