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AFP Key Vote: Vote NO on amendments to extend Export Import Bank

Jul 23, 2015 by AFP

Dear Senators:

On behalf of more than 2.8 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I write to urge you to oppose any effort to add an Export Import Bank earmark to the Highway Trust Fund bill.

We urge you to vote NO on any amendment to the Highway Trust Fund legislation that reauthorizes the Export Import Bank. Americans for Prosperity will include this vote in our congressional scorecard.

Americans deserve better than to have their tax dollars used to subsidize loans for politically-connected big businesses and foreign corporations and to support the culture of corruption that has run rampant at the Export Import Bank. Recently a former Export Import Bank employee pleaded guilty to five bribery charges. According to the Export Import Bank’s Office of Inspector General, there are currently 31 open cases of fraud and even more indictments may be on the way. These criminal cases have put tens of millions of taxpayer dollars at risk over the past decade. Congress should protect taxpayers from this corrupt government agency.

What is more alarming is the fact that Export Import Bank reauthorization is unrelated to the highway trust fund. These policies are unrelated and should be considered separately. This kind of logrolling is not transparent and is the wrong way for government to do business.

We urge you to vote NO on any amendment to the Highway Trust Fund legislation that reauthorizes the Export Import Bank. Americans for Prosperity will include this vote in our congressional scorecard.

Visit our scorecard online at: www.afpscorecard.org

Sincerely,

Brent Wm. Gardner
Vice President of Government Affairs
Americans for Prosperity