U.S. Chamber Statement on U.S. Export-Import Bank Board of Directors

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Neil Bradley, Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today following the Senate’s vote to confirm three new members to the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) board of directors.

“The U.S. Chamber applauds the Senate’s confirmation of three strong nominees — Kimberly Reed, Judith Delzoppo Pryor, and Spencer Bachus — to serve on the board of directors of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im). Their confirmation restores Ex-Im to full functionality and will allow the Bank to get back to its critical mission of supporting U.S. exporters. There is currently a backlog of nearly $40 billion in pending deals awaiting board approval at Ex-Im, and these deals will support thousands of good American jobs. The Chamber also stands ready to work with Congress to secure reauthorization of this important agency before its charter expires in September.”