CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON HOUSE VOTE TO RE-OPEN U.S. EXPORT-IMPORT BANK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the House of Representatives voting to re-open the U.S. Export-Import Bank.
“The passage of re-authorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank by the House of Representatives is welcome news. Yet, this good news is tempered by the fact that Congress should have acted months ago. Due to the most cynical and needless kind of partisan politics practiced by Tea Party Republicans, the expiration of the Export-Import Bank in June has had devastating impacts on communities from coast to coast. The House vote today to re-open the Export-Import bank doesn’t help those workers laid off by Boeing at their El Segundo facility in the heart of California’s 33rd district. My hope is that the Republican Conference has learned something from this sad episode. Hardworking Americans deserve bold economic solutions that protect and expand the backbone of the American economy – the middle class. I hope Republicans – in the coming weeks, months and years – will join with Democrats to deliver exactly that.”