Press Release ● Fiscal Responsibility
For Immediate Release: 
April 15, 2017
Contact Info: 

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after President Trump announced his nomination of former Representative Scott Garrett to be President of the Export-Import Bank:

"Once again, President Trump has selected a nominee to lead an agency that individual believes should not exist and has tried to destroy. In Scott Garrett, the President has nominated someone who helped lead the charge to shut down the Export-Import Bank in Congress against a super-majority that was in favor of keeping it open so it could continue creating and supporting American jobs and exports. If former Rep. Garrett is confirmed to lead the Bank, it would be the ultimate act of sabotage.

"What former Rep. Garrett seems not to realize is that helping small and medium-sized American businesses access and compete in foreign markets helps promote the growth of good jobs here in our country. I was proud to help lead the bipartisan effort that successfully reauthorized the Export-Import Bank in 2015, and I urge the senators who joined with us to save the Bank to reject this nomination."