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New Senate committee head says he'll look at big issues in a small-business light.

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While the ripples caused by Vermont Sen. James Jeffords' move from the Republican Party into the Independent camp continue reverberating throughout the Senate, not long after his announcement, it was back to business on Capitol Hill-with a new skipper at the helm of the Senate Small Business Committee.

In an interview shortly after John F. Kerry took the committee's reins, the two-term Massachusetts senator and former entrepreneur said energy and environmental regulations impacting entrepreneurs are among the first issues he expects to tackle.

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