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When he takes over as chairman of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee in January, Sen. john kerry, D-Mass., will focus on strengthening the Small Business Administration and boosting federal contracting opportunities for minority groups.
In a recent conference call with reporters, he discussed his agenda for the 110th Congress and prospects for moving on small business issues that he said have seen slow progress or slippage over the past several years.
Kerry said the SBA's budget has been cut by nearly 40 percent — more than any other federal agency — over the last six years. The committee will seek to reverse those cuts.
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