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S. 819 (114th): Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2015

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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 established in 1934 and has existed as an independent institution since 1945. The bill would cap the total loans of the Ex-Im Bank at $135 billion for fiscal years 2015-19 and would introduce a wide variety of reforms to the bank. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Il) boasted bipartisan support for the bill with three other republicans and three democrats in his press release. The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and …

Sponsor and status

Mark Kirk

Sponsor. Senator for Illinois. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2015
Length: 23 pages
Mar 19, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

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H.R. 22: FAST Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 4, 2015. (compare text)

7 Cosponsors (4 Democrats, 3 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Warner, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Export-Import Bank Reauthorization
    — Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 20, 2015

Donnelly: Reauthorizing the Ex-Im Bank is ‘Hoosier Common Sense’
    — Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 24, 2015

Donnelly: “This Senator Will Fight and Fight Nonstop to Make Sure that the Ex-Im Bank Survives”
    — Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 5, 2015

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Mar 19, 2015

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