Will the SBA's New Boss Tighten Oversight of Its Lending Programs?

Maria Contreras-Sweet Photograph Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo

Vice President Joe Biden will swear in Maria Contreras-Sweet as head of the Small Business Administration at a ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building later today. It’s not the president, and it’s not the Rose Garden, but the SBA should be happy for any attention it can get. After all, the White House let the agency languish for 11 months between Karen Mills’s resignation last February and Contreras-Sweet’s nomination at the beginning of the year.

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