Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of H.R. 597, the Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act – bipartisan legislation she cosponsored to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. Congresswoman Stefanik helped lead the effort to bring this bill to the floor by signing a discharge petition earlier this month.

“I was proud to support this important jobs program in the House today,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “While this discharge 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.

“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 pleased to see this measure pass the House today. I hope the Senate acts swiftly to send this bill to the President’s desk so that this important economic program can be reauthorized.”

What They’re Saying:

“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 cosponsored H.R. 597, the Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act in January. She also 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:

10/13/15: Stefanik Signs Discharge Petition for Ex-Im Bank To Make Congress Work

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