Senate votes to advance reauthorization of Export-Import Bank


On Sunday the Senate voted 67-26 to advance reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, which expired last month. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) introduced the measure to extend the bank’s charter for five years. The vote ended debate, paving the way for another vote later this week to formally add the language to the transportation bill. All the no votes were Republican, while 24 GOP members and every Democrat voted in favor of reauthorization. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who opposes the bank, was on the campaign trail and missed Sunday’s vote.

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