Ranking Member Olympia J. Snowe

Ranking Member Olympia J. Snowe is currently serving her third term as United States Senator from Maine. Before her election to the Senate in 1994, Ranking Member Snowe represented Maine’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for sixteen years. Senator Snowe is only the fourth woman in history to be elected to both houses of Congress and the first woman in American history to serve in both houses of a state legislature and both houses of Congress. When first elected to Congress in 1978, at the age of 31, Olympia Snowe was the youngest Republican woman, and the first Greek-American woman, ever elected to Congress.

Senator Snowe has been a member of the Small Business Committee since joining the Senate in 1995. As former Chair during the 108th and 109th Congresses, and now as Ranking Member of the committee, she has long championed the interests of small businesses in the United States Senate. Through her proactive legislative efforts and strong advocacy on behalf of America’s small businesses, Senator Snowe has consistently championed affordable and flexible health care options, increased access to capital, a fair share of Federal contracting dollars and opportunities, and reduced tax and regulatory burden, among other issues. Ranking Member Snowe looks forward to continuing her advocacy on behalf of our nation’s 27 million small businesses, and looks forward to hearing from small business owners about their challenges, successes, and ideas.