May 08, 2019

Cortez Masto Statement on Confirmation Vote for Ex-Im Bank President, Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, released the following statement after voting in support of Kimberly A. Reed to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, as well as Spencer Bachus III and Judith DelZoppo Pryor to be members of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. With today’s confirmation of these three nominees, the Export-Import Bank now has a functioning ‘quorum’ to conduct business.

“With today’s vote Nevada small business owners now finally have a functioning Ex-Im bank so they can receive the vital support and resources their companies need. The Ex-Im bank has financed millions of dollars in exports from Nevada, and it is vital to ensuring that Nevada’s exporters have the resources necessary to enter foreign markets. I congratulate the newly appointed members on their confirmation and look forward to working with them at the Ex-Im Bank to ensure that Nevada workers and businesses get the resources and support they need to be competitive and thrive."