U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank is closing its doors today to thousands of U.S.
manufacturers and those in their employ. Congress failed to extend the agency’s
charter before recessing last week, and all new projects are frozen until
the Ex-Im Bank’s charter to expire is unacceptable. Barring access
to a financing tool that boosts U.S. exports abroad and helps secure access to
emerging markets is unacceptable.
failure to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank is hurting not just manufacturers who
export goods to foreign markets, but manufacturers that supply those
exporters. Some in Congress find this acceptable, and it is our duty to
inform them otherwise.
or e-mail your Member of Congress today and urge them to reauthorize the Ex-Im
Bank as soon as possible in July. Failure to do so will continue to handicap
U.S. manufacturers abroad while giving an advantage to foreign competitors,
most of which have the benefit and backing of their own country’s export credit
Congress needs to support U.S. manufacturing and jobs by ensuring
a level global playing field and reauthorizing the Ex-Im Bank. Anything less is
Scroll down to send an e-mail to your Member of Congress or call the Capitol Switchboard at (202)
224-3121 and ask to speak to your Member of Congress. You can also visit your
Member of Congress at events in the district this week while they are home from
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Director, Trade Facilitation Policy
Sample Call Script:
As a constituent from <your town>, a job provider, a
contributor to the local economy, and an exporter, I am calling to ask that
<your Member of Congress> support the Ex-Im Bank by voting to
· The Ex-Im Bank helps boost exports of
particularly for small and medium-sized exporters that face hurdles to
commercial financing for overseas customers and access to working capital. As
suppliers, tens of thousands of small and medium-sized manufacturers also
benefit from Ex-Im financing for large U.S.
· Manufacturers in the United States need Ex-Im
services to level the playing field with foreign competitors and gain access to
large infrastructure deals.
More than 60 export credit agencies (ECAs) operate around the world, providing
generous financing to help their manufacturers win sales. Just nine of our top
competitors provide nearly half a trillion dollars annually to boost their
countries’ exports, compared to the $20 billion authorized by the Ex-Im Bank
last year. Additionally, some customers require suppliers to bring an ECA like
Ex-Im Bank to the table with them to even bid on a project.
· Failure to act quickly will do long-term harm to
U.S. manufacturers. Congress has failed to
reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank. This unilateral disarmament is putting at risk tens
of billions of dollars in U.S. exports and hundreds of thousands of American
jobs that rely on these exports. Congress needs to schedule a vote on Ex-Im