Schumer Statement on Bipartisan Rejection of Scott Garrett

December 19, 2017

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the bipartisan rejection of Scott Garrett:

“If there was ever somebody who didn’t belong at the helm of the Ex-Im bank, it was Scott Garrett. With today’s bipartisan rejection of Mr. Garrett, millions of Americans whose jobs and small businesses rely on the bank can breathe a sigh of relief. The White House should now withdraw Mr. Garrett’s nomination and quickly nominate a chair that will actually fulfill the mission of the Ex-Im bank, and in the meantime, Leader McConnell should move quickly to confirm the other five pending nominees at the bank and restore a quorum so that the bank can once again operate at full capacity.”