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Only hours after he received unanimous approval from the SenateCommittee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, new SBAadministrator Hector V. Barreto Jr. was already speaking with astrong sense of passion about his new job.

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

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