Dold aids successful effort to force Export-Import Bank renewal vote
With the support of U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Dist. 10), Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) led the first successful discharge petition since 2002. The petition has the 218 signatures needed to force a House floor vote on the Export-Import Bank reauthorization.
Introduced by Fincher, H.R. 597, the Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank for five years. The vote is expected by the end of the month, and the legislation is expected to pass.
“The people of the Tenth Congressional District sent me to Congress to restore effective, independent leadership and to bridge Washington's growing partisan divide, which is why I work every day on advancing bipartisan legislation,” Dold said. "The Export-Import Bank plays a key role in protecting and growing American jobs by helping U.S. businesses compete on a level playing field with our foreign competitors. The bank has been reauthorized by 13 different presidents — both Republicans and Democrats — over the last 81 years. As an original co-sponsor of the legislation to re-authorize the Export-Import Bank, I am proud to help lead this crucial bipartisan effort to protect American jobs and grow our economy."