May 15 2012
Legislation heads to President Obama’s desk
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) applauded the Senate reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank by a vote of 78 to 20. For months, Cantwell has fought for Congress to reauthorize the bank, which supports 83,000 jobs in Washington state, including sponsoring an amendment to extend it in March. The legislation (HR 2072) passed the House last Wednesday by a 330 to 93 vote.
Earlier today, Senator Cantwell took to the floor of the Senate to speak in favor of the legislation.