Sep 16, 2014 - 11:00am

VIDEO: Ice Cream, Airplane Parts, and 200,000 More Reasons to Support Ex-Im

200,000 Reasons to Support Ex-Im Bank

With members of Congress returning to their districts for a final midterm election push at the end of this week, the remaining days of legislative action are numbered. And it’s a pretty small number.

What’s not a small number, however, is the number of reasons why the U.S. needs the Export-Import Bank, whose operating authority will expire on September 30.

Failure to reauthorize Ex-Im would put at risk the more than 200,000 American jobs at 3,400 companies that depend on Ex-Im to compete in global markets. Small businesses such as California’s Los Kitos, which exports their oranges, cantaloupes and strawberries to South Korea and other countries. Or Ohio’s Davenport Aviation, which exports airplane parts around the world. Or Pennsylvania’s Bassett Ice Cream, which appears on supermarket shelves across China (according to this op-ed by Alex Charlton, president of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, 20% of Bassett's revenues come from selling to foreign hotel and buffet chains).

This animated video from the U.S. Chamber illustrates the reasons why America needs the Ex-Im Bank. Tell Congress not to close the Ex-Im Bank. Visit to take action. 

About the Author

About the Author

Sheryll Poe is a former senior writer at the U.S. Chamber, who covered public policies affecting businesses including the three "T's" - transportation, trade and taxes.