Nov. 14, 2006 -- Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) today was named chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Kerry, who has served on the committee for 21 years, was previously chairman from 2001 to 2002.

In accepting today's nomination, he pledged to "focus on really fighting for small businesses to have a fair shot, to increase competition, to foster innovation, and to drive our economy."
  

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