A pair of senators have written to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner encouraging him to get two recently approved programs for increasing lending and credit for small businesses up and running.

Senators Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., who chairs the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and George LeMieux, R-Fla., sent a letter last week to Geithner requesting swift implementation of the Small Business Lending Fund and the State Small Business Credit Initiative, two provisions in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. 

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