Congresswoman Chellie Pingree issued the following statement on Karen Mills' resignation as the head of the Small Business Administration:
"Karen is well regarded and her experience and leadership will be missed in President Obama's Cabinet. It has been great to have someone with Maine sensibilities looking out for our small businesses. I spoke with her this morning and I know she is looking forward to coming back to Maine and finding new ways to contribute."
Last week Pingree announced that she and Republican Congressman Scott Tipton of Colorado had formed the bipartisan Small Business Caucus in the U. S. House.