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McConnell: Senate Will Vote on Ex-Im Bank

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back Tuesday on efforts to attach a reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank to pending “fast-track” trade legislation, saying it “would be another undue burden to [Trade Promotion Authority],” but did commit to holding a separate vote on the measure at a later date.

“I am not a supporter of Ex-Im, but what I’ve said was that I think they’re entitled to their vote,” McConnell said. “We’ll be working with the supporters of the Ex-Im Bank to make sure they have an opportunity to see where the votes are in the Senate.”

Speaker John A. Boehner in April said thousands of jobs would “disappear pretty quickly” if Congress allows the Bank’s charter to expire June 30.

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