Rounds to Block Trump’s Ex-Im Bank Nominee

Washington — According to reports, Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) will vote against former Representative Scott Garrett (R-NJ), President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Export-Import Bank. If Sen. Rounds does join Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee in voting no during next week’s executive session, he will effectively block the president’s reform-oriented nominee.  Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham:

“It is extraordinarily difficult for the Trump administration to drain the swamp when Republican senators are blocking well-qualified conservative nominees. Scott Garrett possesses a strong understanding of the Export-Import Bank and shares the president’s desire to make America great again. He deserves to be confirmed; and if he is not, the Senate should refrain from confirming additional bank nominees.”

Letter to Chairman Crapo: Garrett Deserves to be Confirmed (Oct. 2017)