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  • Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2015


    A picture of Representative Jeb Hensarling

    Representative Jeb Hensarling

    From: TX District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    HENSARLING. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself 30 seconds. Mr. Speaker, this is going to be an important debate that we have today because it is a debate about what type of economy we are going to have: an...



    A picture of Representative Bill Huizenga

    Representative Bill Huizenga

    From: MI District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    HUIZENGA of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the work that my chairman has done. I chair the Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, the subcommittee that has jurisdiction directly over this. In...



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    Representative Maxine Waters

    From: CA District 43

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    WATERS of California. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself 2 minutes. Mr. Speaker, yesterday this House took a historic and bipartisan vote in support of reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank. We showed that...



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    Representative Paul Ryan

    From: WI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I want to express my strong disapproval for this bill for the Export-Import Bank. This is a profound debate we are having....



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    Representative Gwen Moore

    From: WI District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    MOORE. I thank you so much, Madam Ranking Member. Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise to support this bipartisan initiative to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. The Export-Import Bank...



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    Representative Tom Price

    From: GA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    PRICE of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman. Mr. Speaker, this is a difficult and an important issue. With all due respect, I urge my colleagues to proceed with caution regarding a reauthorization...



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    Representative Denny Heck

    From: WA District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    HECK of Washington. Mr. Speaker, I thank the ranking member. Mr. Speaker, watching the nonstop ideological warfare waged on the Export-Import Bank over the last nearly 3 years reminds me of my very...



    A picture of Representative Jason Chaffetz

    Representative Jason Chaffetz

    From: UT District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    CHAFFETZ. Mr. Speaker, I stand to express opposition to the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. As we look at these weighty issues, I think it is important that we look at both the liability...



    A picture of Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    From: NY District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for yielding and for her leadership. I rise in strong support of reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank. There is never really a good time to...



    A picture of Representative Scott Garrett

    Representative Scott Garrett

    From: NJ District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    GARRETT. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman. In June of this year, after 81 years of doling out taxpayer-funded welfare for megacorporations, the American people said enough, and Congress let the Export-Import...



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    Representative Brad Sherman

    From: CA District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    SHERMAN asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. SHERMAN. Mr. Speaker, in the ideologically perfect world of Ayn Rand novels, there is no Ex-Im Bank for the United States...



    A picture of Representative Lynn A. Westmoreland

    Representative Lynn A. Westmoreland

    From: GA District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    WESTMORELAND. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for yielding. I rise in opposition to H.R. 597, to the Export-Import Bank, and to the process Members have used to circumvent regular order and the amendment...



    A picture of Representative Rubén Hinojosa

    Representative Rubén Hinojosa

    From: TX District 15

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    HINOJOSA. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of allowing the majority of the Congress to work its will and reauthorize the Export- Import Bank. The Bank has supported more than 1.3 million private...



    A picture of Representative Kevin McCarthy

    Representative Kevin McCarthy

    From: CA District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    McCARTHY. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the chairman for yielding. We are having a debate, a healthy debate, but I don't think this is the structure or the forum in which we should have a debate about...



    A picture of Representative Al Green

    Representative Al Green

    From: TX District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman. There is a better way to do this. It is called regular order through the committee process, bring it to the floor, and make amendments. However,...



    A picture of Representative Keith J. Rothfus

    Representative Keith J. Rothfus

    From: PA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    ROTHFUS. I thank the chairman. Mr. Speaker, I suggest that someone has been missing from this debate. It is the forgotten man or woman--the everyday taxpayer--who is being asked to carry a risk that...



    A picture of Representative Ed Perlmutter

    Representative Ed Perlmutter

    From: CO District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    PERLMUTTER. I thank the ranking member for allowing me to speak. Mr. Speaker, in my district, which are the suburbs of Denver, 18 small companies benefit from the Export-Import Bank and the guarantees...



    A picture of Representative David Schweikert

    Representative David Schweikert

    From: AZ District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    SCHWEIKERT. I thank the chairman. Mr. Speaker, have you ever had one of those instances in which you are listening and you are trying to find a way to say, ``I believe much of the argument we are hearing...



    A picture of Representative Daniel T. Kildee

    Representative Daniel T. Kildee

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    Date: 2015-10-27

    KILDEE. I thank the ranking member for yielding and for her leadership on this issue, along with thanking Mr. Heck, Ms. Moore, Mr. Fincher, and Mr. Lucas. Mr. Speaker, the Ex-Im Bank used to be bipartisan...



    A picture of Representative Joyce Beatty

    Representative Joyce Beatty

    From: OH District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    BEATTY. I thank Ranking Member Waters. Mr. Speaker, here is what I know. The American people are clamoring for us to do our job and work together to help hard-working American families get ahead....



    A picture of Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    From: VA District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    CONNOLLY. Mr. Speaker, I have to speak fast. The Export-Import Bank is good for America, and the arguments against it, in my opinion, are un-American. This is the perfect Republican dream. It reduces...



    A picture of Representative Paul Tonko

    Representative Paul Tonko

    From: NY District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    TONKO. Mr. Speaker, I stand in support of the Ex-Im Bank. Hundreds of families in New York's Capital Region face uncertainty after one of the largest employers had to move jobs to France because its...



    A picture of Representative Matt Cartwright

    Representative Matt Cartwright

    From: PA District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    CARTWRIGHT. I thank the gentlewoman. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of reauthorizing the Ex-Im Bank. You have two types of people. You have practical people who care about real solutions for American...



    A picture of Representative James R. Langevin

    Representative James R. Langevin

    From: RI District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    LANGEVIN asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LANGEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of this bipartisan Export-Import Bank reauthorization. The Ex-Im Bank...



    A picture of Representative Glenn Thompson

    Representative Glenn Thompson

    From: PA District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 597, the renewal of the United States Export-Import, or Ex-Im, Bank. In Pennsylvania, the Ex-Im Bank is essential to the economic health...



    A picture of Representative Ron DeSantis

    Representative Ron DeSantis

    From: FL District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    Congressional Record, Volume 161 Issue 158 (Tuesday, October 27, 2015) [Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 158 (Tuesday, October 27, 2015)] [House] [Pages H7217-H7231] From the Congressional Record...



    A picture of Representative Richard M. Nolan

    Representative Richard M. Nolan

    From: MN District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    NOLAN. Mr. Speaker and Members of the House, with all the gridlock and all the partisanship and inability of this Congress to fix things and get things done, we are looking at a great opportunity here...



    A picture of Representative Sean P. Duffy

    Representative Sean P. Duffy

    From: WI District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    DUFFY. Mr. Speaker, I want to quickly address my good friend from Minnesota's comments that this Ex-Im Bank doesn't cost any money. The truth is it does. We bailed it out to the tune of $3 billion in...



    A picture of Senator Nancy Pelosi

    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2015-10-27

    PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank. As a former ranking member on the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee of the Committee...



    A picture of Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    HOYER. Mr. Speaker, I listen to this welfare-state rhetoric. The American public ought to know that 147 Republicans voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank just a few years ago under the leadership...



    A picture of Representative Marcy Kaptur

    Representative Marcy Kaptur

    From: OH District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    KAPTUR. Mr. Speaker, the U.S. Export-Import Bank means jobs in the United States of America. From 2007 to 2015, in Ohio, it supported 363 exporters, 263 small businesses, and more than $3 billion in...



    A picture of Representative David G. Reichert

    Representative David G. Reichert

    From: WA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    REICHERT. Mr. Speaker, one of America's greatest promises is the promise that, if you work hard and play fair, your opportunities are endless. Thousands of business owners throughout this country have...



    A picture of Representative Thomas MacArthur

    Representative Thomas MacArthur

    From: NJ District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    Congressional Record, Volume 161 Issue 158 (Tuesday, October 27, 2015) [Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 158 (Tuesday, October 27, 2015)] [House] [Pages H7217-H7231] From the Congressional Record...



    A picture of Representative David N. Cicilline

    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank. The Ex-Im Bank is a critical resource for Rhode Island manufacturers looking to expand into new markets. Over...



    A picture of Representative Charles W. Dent

    Representative Charles W. Dent

    From: PA District 15

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    DENT AUDIT OF BANK PORTFOLIO. (a) Audit.--The Inspector General of the Export-Import Bank of the United States shall conduct an audit or evaluation of the portfolio risk management...



    A picture of Representative Mick Mulvaney

    Representative Mick Mulvaney

    From: SC District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    MULVANEY. Mr. Speaker, we have heard a lot of talk so far today about the Bank, about what the Bank does. We have heard a lot of talk about small business, a lot of talk about the Bank leveling the playing...



    A picture of Representative Robert J. Dold

    Representative Robert J. Dold

    From: IL District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    DOLD. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the gentleman from Tennessee (Mr. Fincher), my good friend, for his leadership on this bill. Coming from Illinois' 10th Congressional District, we are the fourth largest...



    A picture of Representative Duncan Hunter

    Representative Duncan Hunter

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    Date: 2015-10-27

    HUNTER. Mr. Speaker, I am proud to give my support to this valiant effort to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank in an effort that I believe puts first the best interests of American manufacturers, innovators,...



    A picture of Representative Adam Kinzinger

    Representative Adam Kinzinger

    From: IL District 16

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    KINZINGER of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I thank everybody on both sides of the aisle for their hard work in getting this very important thing done. I flew to Ethiopia about 6 months ago, and I flew on...



    A picture of Representative Chris Collins

    Representative Chris Collins

    From: NY District 27

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    COLLINS of New York. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the Export-Import Bank, which supports hundreds of thousands of American jobs, returns a profit to the United States Treasury, and...



    A picture of Representative Stephen Lee Fincher

    Representative Stephen Lee Fincher

    From: TN District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    FINCHER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman from California for yielding. A lot of times we don't see eye to eye, but we have a fair and spirited debate. This time we do, and I appreciate her willingness...



    A picture of Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton

    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton

    From: DC District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    NORTON. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentlewoman opposed to the bill? Ms. NORTON. I am. Mr. HENSARLING. Mr. Speaker, I reserve a point of...



    A picture of Representative Frank D. Lucas

    Representative Frank D. Lucas

    From: OK District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-27

    LUCAS. Mr. Speaker, I wish to claim time in opposition to the motion to recommit. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Does the gentleman from Texas seek recognition? [[Page H7230]] Mr. HENSARLING. Yes,...