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Emgage Action Condemns Republican Obstruction of Hearing of Board Member Dilawar Syed

Washington, D.C.- Muslim advocacy organization, Emgage Action, condemns the obstruction of the hearing of Dilawar Syed as the Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration. This is the fifth time Republicans have obstructed Syed’s hearing.

“The continued Republican boycott of Dilawar Syed’s nomination is a reflection of bigotry and Islamophobia. Syed’s years of experience as an entrepreneur, and his extensive engagement with small businesses across the nation, render him highly qualified to serve as the Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration. He should not be subject to a religious test to serve. Furthermore, this ongoing obstructionism is hurting our small businesses. American small businesses deserve this nomination in order to help our country recover from the devastating impact the pandemic has had on our economy.” -Wa’el Alzayat, CEO of Emgage Action

Emgage Action is a 501(c)4 Muslim civic advocacy organization, with national headquarters in Washington, D.C., and state chapters in Michigan, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York.