ALG - 218 House members discharge Export-Import Bank reauthorization

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Oct. 9, 2015, Fairfax, Va.--Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting 218 members of the House of Representatives who discharged reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States:

 

"Without any new loans from the Export-Import Bank, U.S. exporters managed to sell $188.8 billion of goods and services in July, and $185 billion in August. The reason almost nobody noticed the Ex-Im Bank's expiration on June 30 is simple. It only accounts for 1 percent of the nation's $2.344 trillion of annual exports. In other words, its expiration hardly matters at all when companies can just secure financing elsewhere in a global marketplace.

 

"Yet 218 members of the House, including more than 40 House Republicans, have seen fit to give yet another bailout to companies like Boeing and General Electric, all so their customers can get guaranteed loans at a slightly lower interest rate. This blatant corporatism on display is just one more reason why the American people want to throw House leaders out on their ears.

 

"This proves once again that the true majority of the House are Democrats and handful of Republicans. There isn't a major piece of legislation that has not depended on Democrats to pass, and this is no more apparent than in this extension of the very corporate cronyism that has thoroughly corrupted Washington, D.C.

 

"Perhaps, the rest of the House Republican Conference will finally wake up and discover that their problem isn't those who are pushing them to stand up for conservative principles, but instead it is the handful of their Republican colleagues who regularly vote with the Democrats creating a center-left majority that feeds the corporate state."

 

Attachments: 

218 House members who signed the discharge petition for H.Res. 450, Oct. 9, 2015 at http://clerk.house.gov/114/lrc/pd/petitions/DisPet0002.xml

             1. Stephen Lee Fincher      Tennessee               08

            2. Frank D. Lucas               Oklahoma                 03

            3. Markwayne Mullin           Oklahoma                 02

            4. E. Scott Rigell                  Virginia                     02

            5. Raúl M. Grijalva              Arizona                     03

            6. Billy Long                         Missouri                    07

            7. Thomas MacArthur          New Jersey              03

            8. Chris Collins                   New York                  27

            9. Richard L. Hanna                       New York                  22

            10. Gregg Harper                Mississippi               03

            11. Mike Bost                       Illinois                        12

            12. David W. Jolly               Florida                       13

            13. Carlos Curbelo             Florida                       26

            14. Larry Bucshon              Indiana                     08

            15. Charles W. Boustany   Louisiana                 03

            16. James B. Renacci         Ohio                          16

            17. Mark E. Amodei            Nevada                     02

            18. Bill Johnson                   Ohio                          06

            19. Renee L. Ellmers           North Carolina          02

            20. Ryan A. Costello           Pennsylvania                      06

            21. Dan Newhouse            Washington             04

            22. James E. Clyburn          South Carolina         06

            23. Michael K. Simpson      Idaho                         02

            24. Mike Quigley                 Illinois                        05

            25. Denny Heck                  Washington             10

            26. Tom Reed                      New York                  23

            27. Adam Kinzinger            Illinois                        16

            28. John R. Moolenaar       Michigan                  04

            29. Lou Barletta                   Pennsylvania                      11

            30. Tom Marino                   Pennsylvania                      10

            31. Mike Kelly                      Pennsylvania                      03

            32. David G. Reichert          Washington             08

            33. Elise M. Stefanik           New York                  21

            34. Robert J. Dold               Illinois                        10

            35. Duncan Hunter            California                 50

            36. John L. Mica                  Florida                       07

            37. Stephen Knight            California                 25

            38. Charles W. Dent            Pennsylvania           15

            39. André Carson               Indiana                     07

            40. Steve Stivers                 Ohio                          15

            41. Glenn Thompson          Pennsylvania                      05

            42. Joyce Beatty                  Ohio                          03

            43. Bill Foster                       Illinois                        11

            44. Keith Ellison                  Minnesota                05

            45. Gene Green                  Texas                        29

            46. David Scott                    Georgia                     13

            47. Zoe Lofgren                   California                 19

            48. Nita M. Lowey               New York                  17

            49. Mark Takai                     Hawaii                       01

            50. John Lewis                    Georgia                     05

            51. Nancy Pelosi                 California                 12

            52. Steny H. Hoyer             Maryland                  05

            53. José E. Serrano            New York                  15

            54. Sheila Jackson Lee      Texas                        18

            55. John K. Delaney           Maryland                  06

            56. Timothy J. Walz            Minnesota                01

            57. Mike Rogers                  Alabama                   03

            58. Carolyn B. Maloney      New York                  12

            59. Patrick J. Tiberi             Ohio                          12

            60. Jerry McNerney            California                 09

            61. Suzan K. DelBene        Washington             01

            62. Kurt Schrader                Oregon                      05

            63. Anna G. Eshoo             California                 18

            64. Brad Ashford                 Nebraska                  02

            65. Derek Kilmer                 Washington             06

            66. Ron Kind                        Wisconsin                03

            67. Earl L. "Buddy" Carter   Georgia                     01

            68. Kevin Cramer                North Dakota            At Large

            69. Lois Frankel                  Florida                       22

            70. John C. Carney            Delaware                  At Large

            71. Mark Pocan                   Wisconsin                02

            72. Gwen Moore                  Wisconsin                04

            73. John Katko                    New York                  24

            74. Karen Bass                    California                 37

            75. Joaquin Castro             Texas                        20

            76. Ann Kirkpatrick             Arizona                     01

            77. Julia Brownley              California                 26

            78. David Loebsack            Iowa                           02

            79. Steve Israel                    New York                  03

            80. Brian Higgins                New York                  26

            81. Kathleen M. Rice           New York                  04

            82. Eric Swalwell                California                 15

            83. Janice Hahn                 California                 44

            84. Joseph Crowley            New York                  14

            85. Tony Cárdenas             California                 29

            86. Louise McIntosh Slaughter     New York      25

            87. Eddie Bernice Johnson           Texas            30

            88. Brendan F. Boyle          Pennsylvania                      13

            89. Frank Pallone               New Jersey              06

            90. Bonnie Watson Coleman        New Jersey  12

            91. Michael F. Doyle           Pennsylvania          14

            92. Michael E. Capuano     Massachusetts        07

            93. Doris O. Matsui             California                 06

            94. Beto O'Rourke              Texas                        16

            95. Joe Courtney                Connecticut             02

            96. Rubén Hinojosa                       Texas                        15

            97. Paul Tonko                    New York                  20

            98. Robin L. Kelly               Illinois                        02

            99. Linda T. Sánchez          California                 38

            100. Jim Cooper                  Tennessee               05

            101. Michelle Lujan Grisham         New Mexico            01

            102. Sean Patrick Maloney                       New York                  18

            103. Jared Polis                  Colorado                   02

            104. Ben Ray Luján            New Mexico             03

            105. Alma S. Adams            North Carolina                     12

            106. Pete Aguilar                California                 31

            107. Barbara Lee                California                 13

            108. Henry Cuellar             Texas                        28

            109. Marcia L. Fudge          Ohio                          11

            110. Brenda L. Lawrence   Michigan                  14

            111. Mike Thompson           California                 05

            112. Lois Capps                  California                 24

            113. Hakeem S. Jeffries     New York                  08

            114. David E. Price             North Carolina          04

            115. Albio Sires                   New Jersey              08

            116. Kathy Castor               Florida                       14

            117. Jim McDermott            Washington             07

            118. Bill Pascrell                 New Jersey              09

            119. Tim Ryan                     Ohio                          13

            120. Debbie Dingell            Michigan                  12

            121. David N. Cicilline        Rhode Island                       01

            122. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott         Virginia         03

            123. Rosa L. DeLauro                    Connecticut  03

            124. Janice D. Schakowsky           Illinois           09

            125. G. K. Butterfield                      North Carolina          01

            126. Theodore E. Deutch              Florida                       21

            127. Ted Lieu                       California                 33

            128. Raul Ruiz                    California                 36

            129. Ann M. Kuster             New Hampshire       02

            130. Terri A. Sewell            Alabama                   07

            131. Ed Perlmutter              Colorado                   07

            132. Patrick Murphy            Florida                       18

            133. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger              Maryland       02

            134. Jim Costa                     California                 16

            135. Elijah E. Cummings    Maryland                  07

            136. Suzanne Bonamici     Oregon                      01

            137. Richard M. Nolan        Minnesota                08

            138. Collin C. Peterson      Minnesota                07

            139. John Garamendi         California                 03

            140. Jared Huffman            California                 02

            141. Scott H. Peters            California                 52

            142. Sam Farr                      California                 20

            143. Earl Blumenauer         Oregon                      03

            144. Lucille Roybal-Allard  California                 40

            145. Gwen Graham            Florida                       02

            146. Katherine M. Clark      Massachusetts         05

            147. Jerrold Nadler             New York                  10

            148. Rick Larsen                 Washington             02

            149. Matt Cartwright Pennsylvania                      17

            150. Robert A. Brady           Pennsylvania                       01

            151. John B. Larson                       Connecticut             01

            152. Bobby L. Rush            Illinois                        01

            153. James A. Himes          Connecticut             04

            154. Susan A. Davis           California                 53

            155. Sanford D. Bishop      Georgia                    02

            156. Marc A. Veasey                      Texas            33

            157. Henry C. "Hank" Johnson                Georgia          04

            158. Ed Whitfield                Kentucky                  01

            159. Elizabeth H. Esty         Connecticut             05

            160. Daniel T. Kildee           Michigan                  05

            161. Emanuel Cleaver        Missouri                    05

            162. John P. Sarbanes       Maryland                  03

            163. Donna F. Edwards      Maryland                  04

            164. Yvette D. Clarke          New York                  09

            165. Nydia M. Velázquez   New York                  07

            166. Joseph P. Kennedy    Massachusetts                    04

            167. John A. Yarmuth         Kentucky                  03

            168. Betty McCollum           Minnesota                04

            169. William R. Keating      Massachusetts                    09

            170. Cedric L. Richmond    Louisiana                 02

            171. Jackie Speier              California                 14

            172. Mark Takano               California                 41

            173. Sander M. Levin          Michigan                  09

            174. Daniel Lipinski            Illinois            03

            175. James P. McGovern   Massachusetts         02

            176. Stephen F. Lynch       Massachusetts         08

            177. Adam B. Schiff            California                 28

            178. Judy Chu                     California                 27

            179. Steve Cohen               Tennessee               09

            180. Ruben Gallego                       Arizona                     07

            181. John Conyers             Michigan                  13

            182. Adam Smith                Washington             09

            183. Danny K. Davis           Illinois                        07

            184. Chellie Pingree           Maine                        01

            185. Juan Vargas               California                 51

            186. Diana DeGette            Colorado                   01

            187. Wm. Lacy Clay            Missouri                    01

            188. Mark DeSaulnier         California                 11

            189. Grace Meng                New York                  06

            190. Bennie G. Thompson Mississippi               02

            191. Alan S. Lowenthal      California                 47

            192. Norma J. Torres           California                 35

            193. Niki Tsongas               Massachusetts         03

            194. Seth Moulton              Massachusetts         06

            195. Charles B. Rangel      New York                  13

            196. Donald Norcross         New Jersey              01

            197. Chaka Fattah              Pennsylvania                      02

            198. Eliot L. Engel              New York                  16

            199. Ami Bera                      California                 07

            200. Donald S. Beyer          Virginia                    08

            201. Gregory W. Meeks       New York                 05

            202. Cheri Bustos               Illinois                        17

            203. Debbie Wasserman Schultz            Florida            23

            204. Richard E. Neal           Massachusetts        01

            205. Filemon Vela              Texas                        34

            206. Gerald E. Connolly     Virginia                     11

            207. Tammy Duckworth      Illinois                        08

            208. Alcee L. Hastings        Florida                       20

            209. Corrine Brown            Florida                       05

            210. Lloyd Doggett              Texas                        35

            211. Chris Van Hollen        Maryland                  08

            212. Xavier Becerra            California                 34

            213. Grace F. Napolitano   California                 32

            214. Luis V. Gutiérrez         Illinois                        04

            215. Tulsi Gabbard             Hawaii                       02

            216. Loretta Sanchez          California                 46

            217. Dina Titus                    Nevada                     01

            218. Maxine Waters            California                 43

 

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