S. 819: Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2015

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Mar 19, 2015


Referred to Committee on Mar 19, 2015

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Mark Kirk

Junior Senator from Illinois



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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2015
Length: 23 pages


10% chance of being enacted (details)

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S. 2183 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Oct 20, 2015

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A bill to reauthorize and reform the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and for other purposes.

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The Export-Import Reform and Reauthorization Act would reauthorize the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) through fiscal year 2019, as well as introduce reforms on taxpayer protection, promotion of small businesses, modernization, and other subjects. The Ex-Im Bank is an independent agency for the purpose of providing financial aid and insurance for the export of United States goods and services. It was ...

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Mar 19, 2015

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