Texas Manufacturers, Businesses ‘Baffled’ That Members Of Congress Choose Ideology Over Jobs Supported By Ex-Im

  1. Release Date: May 21, 2015

The following joint statement can be attributed to Tony Bennett, president of the Texas Association of Manufacturers and Chris Wallace, president of the Texas Association of Business.

“Texas tops the list of states with the most exports. We have a strong, dynamic economy because of the hard work of Texas manufacturers. These job-creators use every tool available to grow and succeed in a fiercely competitive global economy, including the Ex-Im Bank. It’s baffling that members of Congress have chosen ideology over jobs supported by Ex-Im, one of the most important tools we have to support exports. Their actions will deliberately harm Texas.”

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