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Bipartisan spending deal includes 7 year reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank

The Bank has facilitated support to hundreds of Washington state businesses to help them gain access to foreign markets

Senator Murray: “In Washington state we design, manufacture, innovate and grow some of the best goods and products our country has to offer, and the Export-Import Bank is instrumental in helping Washington state companies sell those products all over the world” 

The Columbian Editorial Board: Congress must reauthorize Ex-Im Bank now – MORE HERE

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after the passage of legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank for seven years. The legislation was passed as part of the bipartisan spending deal, which will now go to the President’s desk for signature. 

“In Washington state we design, manufacture, innovate and grow some of the best goods and products our country has to offer, and the Export-Import Bank is instrumental in helping Washington state companies sell those products all over the world,” Senator Murray said. “I’m glad to see both sides of Congress come together with a reauthorization to ensure the Bank is able to continue offering critical support to businesses across our state to help create jobs, grow our economy, and strengthen our communities.”

The Export-Import Bank is a critical tool for Washington state businesses that use the agency’s loan services to access overseas markets, enabling them to expand production, create jobs, and grow the economy in Washington state. Senator Murray has consistently supported reauthorization of the Bank, and cosponsored legislation this summer and in 2014 to reauthorize the Bank when it’s charter was set to expire.

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