A member of President Trump's cabinet was in the Mohawk Valley on Monday.

Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S Small Business Administration, took part in a small business roundtable at Fiber Instrument Sales in Oriskany with Congresswoman Claudia Tenney.

McMahon is touting small business benefits and success stories from President Trump's tax cuts.

McMahon says she's attended small business roundtable in over 40 states.  She says since the tax cuts were enacted, businesses are hiring more people, giving bonuses, contributing to their 401k plans and  expanding their footprints.

According to Tenney's office, Fiber Instrument Sales is among the local businesses that have increased employee wages or added staff because of the tax breaks.

Tenney's opponent, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, issued the following statement on McMahon's visit:

“On behalf of businesses everywhere, Linda McMahon should declare student loan interest rates a WWE body slam on our local economy and small businesses. I want Linda McMahon and Congresswoman Tenney to jump in the ring and lead the fight to bring the student loan rates in line with the SBA rates, which are much lower and with better terms, because it will be a boon for small business. I know so many people who are holding back on starting a business or expanding one because every month their student loan bill puts them in a headlock. My message to Linda is simple: be the face of a real business boom and take on student loans as your ultimate fight. She could win.

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