U.S. Chamber Launches National Ad Campaign Calling for Reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 9:30am

Ads Will Run In Dozens of Congressional Districts Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today launched a significant, multimedia ad blitz in dozens of congressional districts across the country to support reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. The effort highlights the urgent action needed by Congress before the bank’s current charter expires on June 30, 2015.
“Time is running out. If Ex-Im’s charter is not renewed, there will be real consequences—lost sales and lost jobs in communities all across America,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. “Failure to reauthorize Ex-Im would amount to unilateral disarmament in the face of other countries’ far more aggressive government export credit programs.”
The ads highlight Ex-Im’s role in helping small and midsize businesses across the country beat tough overseas competition and sell their products around the world. They note that if Congress fails to re-authorize the Ex-Im Bank by June 30, thousands of American jobs will be lost.
“Ex-Im helps small businesses, fills a need in the market, returns a profit to the government and helps maintain our competitive edge in the global economy,” said Donohue. “It’s needed today more than ever.”
Examples of the initial campaign radio ads are below.