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Only hours after he received unanimous approval from the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, new SBA administrator Hector V. Barreto Jr. was already speaking with a strong sense of passion about his new job.

Liberally sprinkling his conversation with the word "we," the Los Angeles entrepreneur talked broadly about the key issues he wants to address during his tenure at the helm of the SBA, including affordable health insurance and the day-to-day barriers (such as excessive regulation) entrepreneurial companies face.

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