58 Republicans Embrace Corporate Welfare

This week lawmakers introduced H.R. 597 to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) 73% authored the bill and 57 other lawmakers have signed on as co-sponsors in support.  The Export-Import bank aims to facilitate trade between the U.S. and other nations. In actuality it uses tax payer dollars to provide loans for big business like Solyndra and Boeing.

The Export-Import bank adds fuel to the fire of the crony capitalist nature of Washington DC and must be reformed.

Here’s the conservative response;

“Americans didn’t give Republicans a historic majority to hand out favors to K Street lobbyists and well-connected special interests.  If they want to honor their mandate, they’ll allow Ex-Im to expire and advance policies that creates opportunity for everyone.”

Read the full bill online.

These 57 lawmakers added their names as co-sponsor to the legislation:

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) 62%
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) 69%
Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) 46%
Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) 49%
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) 41%
Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) 41%
Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) 76%
Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) 52%
Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) 65%
Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) 39%
Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) 63%
Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL)
Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) 64%
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) 38%
Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) 52%
Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) 66%
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) 44%
Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) 75%
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) 64%
Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) 54%
Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) 63%
Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) 57%
Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (R-LA) 63%
Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) 52%
Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) 76%
Rep. John Mica (R-FL) 64%
Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) 56%
Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA) 36%
Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA)
Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) 49%
Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH) 35%
Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) 39%
Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) 24%
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) 67%
Rep. Thomas MacArthur (R-NJ)
Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) 45%
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) 50%
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) 53%
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) 53%
Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) 33%
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) 33%
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) 39%
Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) 47%
Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) 61%
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) 68%
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
Rep. John Katko (R-NY)
Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR) 68%
Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) 39%
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) 50%
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA)
Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) 69%
Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) 33%
Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) 66%

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