“YES” on Motion to Table Kirk Export-Import Bank Amendment

On June 10, the Senate voted on the motion to table an amendment introduced by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) 14% to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.  The motion failed, but the amendment was withdrawn.  Though the vote was dubbed a “test vote” by proponents like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 30%, it revealed the bank’s waning support.  In 2012, 78 Senators voted to reauthorize the bank.  Three years later, that total fell to 65, and more than half the Senate Republican Conference is now on record opposing the bank.

Heritage Action supported the motion to table the Kirk Amendment and included the vote on our legislative scorecard. 

Heritage Action’s Scorecard
Export-Import Bank Amendment Plays Politics with Defense Bill
WSJ: Ex-Im works against U.S. interests abroad
Real Clear Politics: Ex-Im: Welfare for Commodity Traders and China
Cincinnati Enquirer: Ex-Im Bank not essential to GE Aviation jobs
Reuters: Emirates airline says Ex-Im Bank not critical for its plane financing
Real Clear Markets: Ex-Im doesn’t create jobs in America
Mercatus: The Biggest Beneficiaries of the Ex-Im Bank
Mercatus: The Export-Import Bank’s Top Foreign Buyers
Wall Street Journal: Boeing: We could find alternative funding sources
Heritage: Companies have massive backorders, won’t shed jobs when Ex-Im expires
Examiner: Ex-Im is “free money” for big banks
Wall Street Journal: Ex-Im works against U.S. interests abroad
Reuters: Massive corruption at Ex-Im