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Many Trump Nominations Already Were Stalled. The Pandemic Has Made It Worse

April 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — By now, David Tryon had expected to be a two-year veteran at the Small Business Administration, an agency at the heart of the U.S. government’s coronavirus relief effort as it disburses more than $650 billion in loans for struggling small companies.

But the Ohio attorney, nominated by President Donald Trump in October 2017 as the SBA’s chief counsel for advocacy, has remained in limbo awaiting a Senate confirmation vote. In the meantime, the position – intended to advance the concerns of small businesses to the White House, Congress, federal courts and states – has remained without a Senate-confirmed occupant.