Take Action Now: Ex-Im Bank Vote on Monday

The House is expected to vote on reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank next Monday, October.26, and we need your help to secure enough votes to pass the bill. Please click the “Take Action Now” button below and urge your member of Congress to VOTE and pass the bipartisan Fincher legislation on the Export-Import Bank.

Please also share this communication with your members, stakeholders, and employees.

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You may already know the Florida Chamber supports the long-term reauthorization of the Ex-Im (Export-Import) Bank, which has helped more than 600 Florida companies export goods around the globe over the past five years.

U.S. House members gathered enough signatures today to force a floor vote to revive the Export-Import Bank. The House vote to officially reauthorize the bank’s charter will likely take place on October 26, 2015.

It’s been more than 100 days since Congress allowed the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank to expire.

Did You Know?

Since 2007 in Florida, Ex-Im has supported:

  • $8.17 billion in export sales
  • 872 companies
  • 52,230  jobs

Please click the “Take Action Now” button below and urge your member of Congress to VOTE and pass the bipartisan Fincher legislation on the Export-Import Bank.
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Urge Congress to Support Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization

You may already know many Florida exporters use the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), the United States’ official export credit agency, for assistance receiving financing when commercial lending is not available. But did you know Ex-Im Bank is operating on a short-term extension that will force it’s closure on June 30, 2015, unless Congress takes action?

In the past five years, Ex-Im Bank has helped more than 600 Florida companies export goods around the globe. The Florida Chamber supports the long-term reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank and we need your help communicating with your federal elected officials today. Click the button below to urge your member of Congress and Senators to support a long-term reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank.

With the Panama Canal expansion on the horizon, and Florida implementing a plan to strengthen existing businesses and build new businesses based on this opportunity, it makes sense to continue to offer support to Florida’s export-import industry by reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank.

According to Alice Ancona, Director of Global Outreach for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the loss of Ex-Im could hurt Florida companies.

“To secure Florida’s future, and prevent Florida jobs from going to foreign competitors, the Florida Chamber of Commerce supports reauthorizing Ex-Im. Ex-Im is particularly important to small-and-medium-sized businesses; those businesses account for more than 85 percent of transactions. In the past five years alone, Ex-Im has helped more than 600 Florida small businesses, 168 of which are minority owned, with export finance — a $6 billion value in Florida-based exports,” Ancona explained.

 

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Urge your member of Congress and Senators to support the long-term reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank.