H.R. 597: Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2015

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Jan 28, 2015


Passed House on Oct 27, 2015

This bill passed in the House on October 27, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Stephen Fincher

Representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 29, 2015
Length: 24 pages


15% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and for other purposes.

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House Democrats and a portion of the Republican House majority teamed up last week to win an important battle in the fight to bring back the Export-Import bank, a quasi-governmental agency that provides subsidies to foreign companies buying American goods.

On Monday, October, 26, 2015, the bipartisan coalition successfully used a rare procedural maneuver to call up legislation reauthorizing the ...

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Jan 28, 2015

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Oct 27, 2015
Passed House

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

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