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UPDATE

SENATE CONSIDERATION OF NOMINEES FOR THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK, May 8, 2019, DC, 10:00 am ETET

UPDATE, MAY 7:  The votes are now scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday).

Original Entry:  On Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed cloture on the nominations of three individuals to serve on the Board of the Export-Import (ExIm) Bank that will be considered by the Senate on May 6, 2019.  The Bank makes loan guarantees for American exports, including communications satellites. It requires a quorum of three Board members to make loans over $10 million, but has not had a quorum since 2015.

These nominations have languished since 2017 because some members of Congress oppose the very existence of the Bank, but apparently agreement has finally been reached on moving them forward to the next step.

The Senate convenes at 3:00 pm ET on May 6.  It will turn to these and other pending nominations at 5:30 pm ET.

The three nominees are:

  • Kimberly Reed, to be President
  • Spencer Bachus III to be a Director
  • Judith DelZoppo Pryor to be a Director

If cloture is invoked, up to 2 hours of debate is allowed on each nomination, followed by a vote on the nomination itself.

Details

Date:
May 8
Time:
2:30 pm - 11:00 pm