Victory for American Job Creators, Fincher Ex-Im Bill Sent to President's desk
Today, Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) released the following statement after the United States Senate passed his bill to reform and reauthorize the Export Import Bank of the United States. Congressman Fincher's legislation will extend the Bank's charter through 2019 with some of the strongest reforms to the Bank since President Reagan's overhaul in 1980. His bill will allow the Bank to continue supporting American exports and thousands of jobs across the country. Clearing this final hurdle, his legislation is expected to be signed into law within the next week -- finally giving our exporters the certainty they need to tackle new markets and create jobs here at home.
"I came to Washington to expand opportunities and promote job creation for hardworking Americans. That's why I've fought tirelessly for more than a year on behalf of the thousands of people whose livelihoods rely on the Ex-Im Bank.
"Last night's vote in the Senate was a big win for job creators across the country. After months of uncertainty, our exporters will once again have the tools and resources they need to compete on a level playing field globally, while boosting economic growth in their communities.
"I commend my colleagues in Congress who joined me in doing the right thing and standing up for American workers."