218 House members discharge Export-Import Bank reauthorization

Oct. 9, 2015, Fairfax, Va.–Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting 218 members of the House of Representatives who discharged reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States:

“Without any new loans from the Export-Import Bank, U.S. exporters managed to sell $188.8 billion of goods and services in July, and $185 billion in August. The reason almost nobody noticed the Ex-Im Bank’s expiration on June 30 is simple. It only accounts for 1 percent of the nation’s $2.344 trillion of annual exports. In other words, its expiration hardly matters at all when companies can just secure financing elsewhere in a global marketplace.

“Yet 218 members of the House, including more than 40 House Republicans, have seen fit to give yet another bailout to companies like Boeing and General Electric, all so their customers can get guaranteed loans at a slightly lower interest rate. This blatant corporatism on display is just one more reason why the American people want to throw House leaders out on their ears.

“This proves once again that the true majority of the House are Democrats and handful of Republicans. There isn’t a major piece of legislation that has not depended on Democrats to pass, and this is no more apparent than in this extension of the very corporate cronyism that has thoroughly corrupted Washington, D.C.

“Perhaps, the rest of the House Republican Conference will finally wake up and discover that their problem isn’t those who are pushing them to stand up for conservative principles, but instead it is the handful of their Republican colleagues who regularly vote with the Democrats creating a center-left majority that feeds the corporate state.”

Attachments:

218 House members who signed the discharge petition for H.Res. 450, Oct. 9, 2015 at http://clerk.house.gov/114/lrc/pd/petitions/DisPet0002.xml

  1. Stephen Lee Fincher Tennessee            08
  2. Frank D. Lucas            Oklahoma                 03
  3. Markwayne Mullin Oklahoma                 02
  4. E. Scott Rigell            Virginia                     02
  5. Raúl M. Grijalva            Arizona                     03
  6. Billy Long                        Missouri                    07
  7. Thomas MacArthur New Jersey              03
  8. Chris Collins            New York                  27
  9. Richard L. Hanna            New York                  22
  10. Gregg Harper            Mississippi               03
  11. Mike Bost            Illinois                        12
  12. David W. Jolly            Florida                       13
  13. Carlos Curbelo            Florida                       26
  14. Larry Bucshon            Indiana                     08
  15. Charles W. Boustany Louisiana                 03
  16. James B. Renacci Ohio                          16
  17. Mark E. Amodei Nevada                     02
  18. Bill Johnson             Ohio                          06
  19. Renee L. Ellmers North Carolina          02
  20. Ryan A. Costello Pennsylvania                      06
  21. Dan Newhouse Washington             04
  22. James E. Clyburn South Carolina         06
  23. Michael K. Simpson Idaho                         02
  24. Mike Quigley            Illinois                        05
  25. Denny Heck            Washington             10
  26. Tom Reed            New York                  23
  27. Adam Kinzinger Illinois                        16
  28. John R. Moolenaar Michigan                  04
  29. Lou Barletta            Pennsylvania                      11
  30. Tom Marino            Pennsylvania                      10
  31. Mike Kelly            Pennsylvania                      03
  32. David G. Reichert Washington             08
  33. Elise M. Stefanik New York                  21
  34. Robert J. Dold            Illinois                        10
  35. Duncan Hunter California                 50
  36. John L. Mica            Florida                       07
  37. Stephen Knight California                 25
  38. Charles W. Dent Pennsylvania           15
  39. André Carson            Indiana                     07
  40. Steve Stivers            Ohio                          15
  41. Glenn Thompson Pennsylvania                      05
  42. Joyce Beatty            Ohio                          03
  43. Bill Foster            Illinois                        11
  44. Keith Ellison            Minnesota                05
  45. Gene Green            Texas                        29
  46. David Scott            Georgia                     13
  47. Zoe Lofgren            California                 19
  48. Nita M. Lowey            New York                  17
  49. Mark Takai            Hawaii                       01
  50. John Lewis            Georgia                     05
  51. Nancy Pelosi            California                 12
  52. Steny H. Hoyer            Maryland                  05
  53. José E. Serrano New York                  15
  54. Sheila Jackson Lee Texas                        18
  55. John K. Delaney Maryland                  06
  56. Timothy J. Walz Minnesota                01
  57. Mike Rogers            Alabama                   03
  58. Carolyn B. Maloney New York                  12
  59. Patrick J. Tiberi            Ohio                          12
  60. Jerry McNerney California                 09
  61. Suzan K. DelBene Washington             01
  62. Kurt Schrader            Oregon                      05
  63. Anna G. Eshoo            California                 18
  64. Brad Ashford            Nebraska                  02
  65. Derek Kilmer            Washington             06
  66. Ron Kind             Wisconsin                03
  67. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter Georgia                     01
  68. Kevin Cramer            North Dakota            At Large
  69. Lois Frankel            Florida                       22
  70. John C. Carney Delaware                  At Large
  71. Mark Pocan            Wisconsin                02
  72. Gwen Moore            Wisconsin                04
  73. John Katko            New York                  24
  74. Karen Bass            California                 37
  75. Joaquin Castro            Texas                        20
  76. Ann Kirkpatrick            Arizona                     01
  77. Julia Brownley            California                 26
  78. David Loebsack Iowa                           02
  79. Steve Israel            New York                  03
  80. Brian Higgins            New York                  26
  81. Kathleen M. Rice New York                  04
  82. Eric Swalwell            California                 15
  83. Janice Hahn            California                 44
  84. Joseph Crowley New York                  14
  85. Tony Cárdenas            California                 29
  86. Louise McIntosh Slaughter New York      25
  87. Eddie Bernice Johnson Texas            30
  88. Brendan F. Boyle Pennsylvania                      13
  89. Frank Pallone            New Jersey              06
  90. Bonnie Watson Coleman New Jersey  12
  91. Michael F. Doyle Pennsylvania          14
  92. Michael E. Capuano Massachusetts        07
  93. Doris O. Matsui            California                 06
  94. Beto O’Rourke            Texas                        16
  95. Joe Courtney            Connecticut             02
  96. Rubén Hinojosa            Texas                        15
  97. Paul Tonko            New York                  20
  98. Robin L. Kelly            Illinois                        02
  99. Linda T. Sánchez California                 38
  100. Jim Cooper            Tennessee               05
  101. Michelle Lujan Grisham New Mexico            01
  102. Sean Patrick Maloney            New York                  18
  103. Jared Polis            Colorado                   02
  104. Ben Ray Luján New Mexico             03
  105. Alma S. Adams North Carolina                     12
  106. Pete Aguilar            California                 31
  107. Barbara Lee            California                 13
  108. Henry Cuellar            Texas                        28
  109. Marcia L. Fudge Ohio                          11
  110. Brenda L. Lawrence Michigan                  14
  111. Mike Thompson California                 05
  112. Lois Capps            California                 24
  113. Hakeem S. Jeffries New York                  08
  114. David E. Price            North Carolina          04
  115. Albio Sires            New Jersey              08
  116. Kathy Castor            Florida                       14
  117. Jim McDermott Washington             07
  118. Bill Pascrell            New Jersey              09
  119. Tim Ryan            Ohio                          13
  120. Debbie Dingell Michigan                  12
  121. David N. Cicilline Rhode Island                       01
  122. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott Virginia         03
  123. Rosa L. DeLauro            Connecticut  03
  124. Janice D. Schakowsky Illinois           09
  125. G. K. Butterfield            North Carolina          01
  126. Theodore E. Deutch            Florida                       21
  127. Ted Lieu            California                 33
  128. Raul Ruiz            California                 36
  129. Ann M. Kuster            New Hampshire       02
  130. Terri A. Sewell Alabama                   07
  131. Ed Perlmutter            Colorado                   07
  132. Patrick Murphy Florida                       18
  133. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger            Maryland       02
  134. Jim Costa            California                 16
  135. Elijah E. Cummings Maryland                  07
  136. Suzanne Bonamici Oregon                      01
  137. Richard M. Nolan Minnesota                08
  138. Collin C. Peterson Minnesota                07
  139. John Garamendi California                 03
  140. Jared Huffman California                 02
  141. Scott H. Peters California                 52
  142. Sam Farr            California                 20
  143. Earl Blumenauer Oregon                      03
  144. Lucille Roybal-Allard California                 40
  145. Gwen Graham Florida                       02
  146. Katherine M. Clark Massachusetts         05
  147. Jerrold Nadler            New York                  10
  148. Rick Larsen            Washington             02
  149. Matt Cartwright Pennsylvania            17
  150. Robert A. Brady Pennsylvania                       01
  151. John B. Larson            Connecticut             01
  152. Bobby L. Rush Illinois                        01
  153. James A. Himes Connecticut             04
  154. Susan A. Davis California                 53
  155. Sanford D. Bishop Georgia                    02
  156. Marc A. Veasey            Texas            33
  157. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson            Georgia          04
  158. Ed Whitfield            Kentucky                  01
  159. Elizabeth H. Esty Connecticut             05
  160. Daniel T. Kildee Michigan                  05
  161. Emanuel Cleaver Missouri                    05
  162. John P. Sarbanes Maryland                  03
  163. Donna F. Edwards Maryland                  04
  164. Yvette D. Clarke New York                  09
  165. Nydia M. Velázquez New York                  07
  166. Joseph P. Kennedy Massachusetts                    04
  167. John A. Yarmuth Kentucky                  03
  168. Betty McCollum Minnesota                04
  169. William R. Keating Massachusetts                    09
  170. Cedric L. Richmond Louisiana                 02
  171. Jackie Speier            California                 14
  172. Mark Takano            California                 41
  173. Sander M. Levin Michigan                  09
  174. Daniel Lipinski Illinois            03
  175. James P. McGovern Massachusetts         02
  176. Stephen F. Lynch Massachusetts         08
  177. Adam B. Schiff California                 28
  178. Judy Chu            California                 27
  179. Steve Cohen            Tennessee               09
  180. Ruben Gallego            Arizona                     07
  181. John Conyers            Michigan                  13
  182. Adam Smith            Washington             09
  183. Danny K. Davis Illinois                        07
  184. Chellie Pingree Maine                        01
  185. Juan Vargas            California                 51
  186. Diana DeGette Colorado                   01
  187. Wm. Lacy Clay Missouri                    01
  188. Mark DeSaulnier California                 11
  189. Grace Meng            New York                  06
  190. Bennie G. Thompson Mississippi            02
  191. Alan S. Lowenthal California                 47
  192. Norma J. Torres California                 35
  193. Niki Tsongas            Massachusetts         03
  194. Seth Moulton            Massachusetts         06
  195. Charles B. Rangel New York                  13
  196. Donald Norcross New Jersey              01
  197. Chaka Fattah            Pennsylvania                      02
  198. Eliot L. Engel            New York                  16
  199. Ami Bera            California                 07
  200. Donald S. Beyer Virginia                    08
  201. Gregory W. Meeks New York                 05
  202. Cheri Bustos            Illinois                        17
  203. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Florida            23
  204. Richard E. Neal Massachusetts        01
  205. Filemon Vela            Texas                        34
  206. Gerald E. Connolly Virginia                     11
  207. Tammy Duckworth Illinois                        08
  208. Alcee L. Hastings Florida                       20
  209. Corrine Brown Florida                       05
  210. Lloyd Doggett            Texas                        35
  211. Chris Van Hollen Maryland                  08
  212. Xavier Becerra California                 34
  213. Grace F. Napolitano California                 32
  214. Luis V. Gutiérrez Illinois                        04
  215. Tulsi Gabbard            Hawaii                       02
  216. Loretta Sanchez California                 46
  217. Dina Titus            Nevada                     01
  218. Maxine Waters California                 43

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at 703-383-0880 ext. 106 or at media@limitgov.org to arrange an interview with ALG experts including ALG President Rick Manning.

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