Kinzinger, colleagues praise reauthorization of U.S. Export-Import Bank

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) joined Reps. Stephen Fincher (R-TN), Frank Lucas (R-OK), Chris Collins (R-NY), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Bob Dold (R-IL) and John Mica (R-FL) in a statement on Monday, when the House voted to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank after a vote had been blocked for months.

“After four months of the Ex-Im Bank being unable to provide critical financing to American job creators, we are proud to finally lead a majority of our colleagues in the House tonight to advance this important legislation,” the group said. “The House Financial Services Committee’s refusal to negotiate this bill for more than a year has left us with no other legislative options. This Republican-led discharge petition returns regular order to the House.”

The members have begun considering legislation to reform the bank.

“We are encouraged that a majority of our colleagues are willing to stand with us to fight for American jobs,” the members said.