Democrats want Circular Firing Squad on Ex-Im Bank

Washington — Yesterday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) 9% announced his intention to hold a vote this month on a bill reauthorizing and expanding the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank.  Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) 7% and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) 9% joined Schumer on the conference call with reporters.  Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham:

“Senate Democrats made it clear they intend to use the Export-Import Bank to drive a wedge among Republicans, potentially creating a circular firing squad that will depress conservative turnout in November.  Senate Republicans should reject Schumer’s blatantly partisan maneuvering and use it to fight for an agenda that promotes opportunity for all and preference for none. Conservatives should happily let the left stand alone as the party of well-connected elites and special interests.”