Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) signed a discharge petition to bypass committee and allow House consideration of H.R. 597, legislation she cosponsored to reform and reauthorize the U.S. Export Import Bank:

“While this procedure is unusual I was elected to produce results, and passage of this measure means jobs for the North Country. That's my top priority and will always be the approach I take to representing my constituents.” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The Export-Import bank is a critical program for businesses in our district, including the Plattco Corporation and New York Air Brake. I have been a strong proponent of reauthorizing this program since coming to Congress and I am proud to help this bipartisan effort to move forward with a vote on this critical legislation.”

“On behalf of Plattco’s employee-owners, I thank Congresswoman Stefanik for her leadership on this issue. The Export-Import Bank is critical to businesses like ours that rely heavily on exports,” said Doug Crozier, President and CEO of Plattco Corporation. “Reauthorizing this program is important to helping our business expand and our economy grow.”

“NYAB and its 500 employees applaud Congresswoman Stefanik's efforts to push through this vital piece of legislation that will allow NYAB and hundreds of other small businesses across the country to compete in the global market place,” added Mike Hawthorne, President of New York Air Brake. “Ex/Im will help America level the playing field.”

Congresswoman Stefanik previously cosponsored H.R. 3611, the Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2015, which is identical to the Senate’s Ex-Im reauthorization bill.

Additional Background:

7/16/2015: Rep. Stefanik Speaks on Ex-Im Reauthorization on House Floor