Ex-Im reauthorization vote could come today or tomorrow

The U.S. House of Representatives could consider a motion to revive the Export-Import Bank of the United States in votes today and tomorrow.

Some “free market” advocates oppose the Ex-I’m, but it is hard to see why an entity that helps even our smallest businesses compete in foreign markets would somehow not be supporting a free and equal market.

Ex-Im is critically important to Missouri manufacturers wanting to sell their products outside the U.S. The Bank has helped our businesses compete with businesses from other countries that have the support of similar entities in their home countries.  American businesses, especially small businesses, have been at a disadvantage with businesses in other countries since the Ex-I’m charter expired this summer.

PLEASE visit this link for further action you may take in support of the Ex-I’m Bank. Of, if you prefer to simply pick up the phone, here is a list of our congressional delegation and their phone numbers in district number order. Please note that all of them have supported the Export Import Bank in the past, and have indicated their support for reviving the Bank, but it is important to contact them to let them know you agree with them in supporting the Export Import Bank of the U.S.:

Congressman Lacy Clay (202) 225-2406

Congresswoman Ann Wagner (202) 225-1621

Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (202) 225-2956

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (202) 225-2876

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II (202) 225-4535

Congressman Sam Graves (202) 225-7041

Congressman Billy Long (202) 225-6536

Congressman Jason Smith (202) 225-4404