NAM throws support behind Ex-Im Bank nominees

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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has endorsed nominees Kimberly Reed, Judith Pryor and Claudia Slacik to the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States.

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said with the Trump Administration’s latest nominees “we are one step closer to a fully functioning agency, which is essential for manufacturers of all sizes to make deals that support American jobs and American workers.”

“These nominees build on President Trump’s vigorous and outspoken support of American manufacturing workers and the Ex-Im Bank. And manufacturers urge the Senate to quickly take up these three nominations as well as the previously announced nomination of Spencer Bachus,” Timmons said.

However, Timmons was less than enthusiastic about Scott Garrett, continuing to urge the Senate “to oppose the confirmation of Scott Garrett, who seeks to lead the Ex-Im Bank despite a long history of actions and statements designed to destroy the agency itself.”

“President Trump understands exactly the critical role that Ex-Im Bank plays in supporting 1.4 million jobs in the United States. The Senate must ensure that Mr. Garrett is not put in a position to both thwart the President’s stated goals and harm America’s manufacturing workers,” Timmons said.