Small business lenders are learning that they sometimes have to take the bad with the good when it comes to congressional support for the Small Business Administration.

Last month, SBA Administrator Philip Lader announced a series of changes designed to eliminate the agency's reliance on congressional appropriations. The agency proposed reducing the percentage of each loan it would guarantee, added new fees, and said it would centralize processing, consolidate operations, and eliminate up to 500 full-time jobs.

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