Sorry, Congressman Garrett, There Is Actually No Doubt

Garrett’s Record Has Failed Manufacturing Workers

Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons called on Congress to reject Scott Garrett as nominee of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank following today’s hearing before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs:

“Scott Garrett’s record leaves no doubt that he would continue to fail American manufacturing workers as leader of the Ex-Im Bank, and I urge the Senate to oppose his confirmation. His siren song today is a pathetic attempt to convince senators and manufacturing workers that he is a reformer, not a destroyer. However, Garrett has a long and appalling record of trying to kill the Ex-Im Bank with little regard to the workers whose jobs depend on it. This weak support for American manufacturing was on full display during his hearing and stands in sharp contrast to President Donald Trump’s concrete commitment to American workers.

“The Ex-Im Bank plays a vital role in supporting 1.4 million jobs in the United States, and I am pleased Ex-Im Board nominees Kimberly Reed, Judith Pryor, Claudia Slacik and Spencer Bachus demonstrated their commitment to supporting jobs and protecting taxpayers.” 


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