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Republicans object to vote on Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

This afternoon Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that the Senate adopt the motion to proceed to H.R. 2072, Export Import Bank Reauthorization, and there be 1 hour for debate with no amendments in order prior to vote on passage of the bill.

Senator Kyl asked the Leader to modify his request to allow the following 5 Republican amendments:

-          Corker #2102 (export credit agencies)

-          Vitter #2103 (energy development)

-          Toomey #2104 ($40 billion increase contingency)

-          Lee #2100 (phase-out)

-          Paul #2101 (limitation on Ex-Im support)

Senator Reid declined to modify his request and Senator Kyl objected to the Leader's request.