58 Republicans Embrace Corporate Welfare

This week lawmakers introduced H.R. 597 to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) 73% authored the bill and 57 other lawmakers have signed on as co-sponsors in support.  The Export-Import bank aims to facilitate trade between the U.S. and other nations. In actuality it uses tax payer dollars to provide loans for big business like Solyndra and Boeing.

The Export-Import bank adds fuel to the fire of the crony capitalist nature of Washington DC and must be reformed.

Here’s the conservative response;

“Americans didn’t give Republicans a historic majority to hand out favors to K Street lobbyists and well-connected special interests.  If they want to honor their mandate, they’ll allow Ex-Im to expire and advance policies that creates opportunity for everyone.”

Read the full bill online.

These 57 lawmakers added their names as co-sponsor to the legislation:

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) 62%
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) 69%
Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) 46%
Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) 49%
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) 41%
Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) 41%
Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) 76%
Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) 52%
Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) 65%
Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) 39%
Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) 63%
Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL)
Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) 64%
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) 38%
Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) 52%
Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) 66%
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) 44%
Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) 75%
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) 64%
Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) 54%
Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) 63%
Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) 57%
Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (R-LA) 63%
Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) 52%
Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) 76%
Rep. John Mica (R-FL) 64%
Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) 56%
Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA) 36%
Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA)
Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) 49%
Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH) 35%
Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) 39%
Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) 24%
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) 67%
Rep. Thomas MacArthur (R-NJ)
Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) 45%
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) 50%
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) 53%
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) 53%
Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) 33%
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) 33%
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) 39%
Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) 47%
Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) 61%
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) 68%
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
Rep. John Katko (R-NY)
Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR) 68%
Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) 39%
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) 50%
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA)
Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) 69%
Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) 33%
Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) 66%

Please Share Your Thoughts

17 thoughts on “58 Republicans Embrace Corporate Welfare

  1. Thanks for calling the RINOs out! Please keep us posted to any more who sign on to this corporate welfare scheme so we can continue to put pressure on them to change their minds or we will nix them at the polls!

  2. I am calling all the Ohio reps and letting them know that we will not accept this in OH! I am also calling Barbara Comstock and David Jolly whom I supported in the primaries! This must STOP!

  3. We all must contact our Senators /Representatives NOW and advise them this bill must not pass. It is pass time to end this crony capitalism program. If DC is slammed with calls against this bill it may be ended NOW!

  4. I didn’t know California had that many corrupt Republicans, I know the Democrats in my state are corrupt. Damn, seems like none of these folks on either sides of the aisle are for we the people.

    • Millions of veterans risk their lives, 2.8 million never came home, including my father and 5 relatives. FOR WHAT? To watch a government of greedy self-serving politicians, who will compromise their souls, and do, to be re-elected – the anti-christian socialist liberals, sadly would have to look down to find the real stinch, Republicans claiming to be Republicans to be elected, traitors – History called them carpetbaggers, I a conservative advocate, for love of county, God and family resigned from the Republican Party after 40 yrs, because I felt part of the betrayal of this looses pretending to be Republicans . What have they done to change anything as a majority? When we eliminate the old guard that calls the shots, and the fake republicans I’ll be back.. You see I had a great mentor – Ronald Reagan.. He would tell us, to stop our “political correctness”, get rid of the Republican garbage in Congress, and take back our country. SHAME on those new republicans and those already there, for not passing their very first and important decision: John Boehner SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO BE SPEAKER – HE IS HALF THE PROBLEM, AND AN EMBARRASSMENT TO ALL VETERANS – HE HAS GIVE AWAY THE FARM OVER AND OVER AND OVER, ALWAYS ENDS UP GIVING OBAMA WHATEVER HE DEMANDS. TRUMP? hE SURE THE HELL HAS MORE EXPERIENCE, SUCCESS IN BUSINESS, TELLS IT LIKE IT IS, AND LIKE HIS APPROACH OR NOT, HE HAS MORE GUTS THAN ALL THE MEMBERS IN CONGRESS COMBINED – TAKE OFF THOSE PRICEY SUITS, AND PRIVATE OFFICES, AND START SERVING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THE MILLIONS OF VETERANS WHO GAVE YOU THE HONOR OF SERVING. TRUMP? WE” COULD GO DOWN BUT WE WOULD BE FREE AGAIN! WE ALREADY PUT OUR LIVES AT RISK FOR FREEDOM, AND YOU JOKERS WHO NEVER WORE THAT UNIFORM, HAVE NOT EARNED YOU RIGHTS OR YOUR FREEDOM… GOT OVER YOURSELVES AND RISK YOUR LIVES, YOUR LITTLE TITLES FOR FREEDOM – 2.8 MILLION MEN AND WOMEN NEVER CAME HOME – OUR GOVERNMEN T LEADERS, PAID MORE THAN THEY COULD AFFORD. (comment: In honor of my brothers and sisters who gave their lives for our country’s freedom).

      • Yes, I am supporting Donald Trump as well. As far as I’m concerned, we should be kicking people out of office… left and right. Obama should be impeached, many should be put before a court but not the Supreme Court, many on the court need to be sitting in the defendant’s box. Where’s the list of Democratic supporters on this “Highway Act?” We know Pelosi supports it. Who else?

  5. Congress needs to better explain what the ex-im bank really does. The average American is unaware that this organization really lends money to big businesses.

  6. Texans didn’t go for it. Come out here and visit. See where all the contented citizens are living. We are a very friendly people.

  7. Unfortunately, our congressman, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, NJ 11, is also a supporter of the export / import bank. A group of citizens from the Morris Patriots had a discussion with him via phone conference Monday February 2nd that covered the immigration issue, the export / import bank, Common Core, and Abortion, specifically the bill about outlawing late term abortions “pain capable???”.

    Regarding the export / import bank, we know that one of Frelinghuysen’s largest contributors is Boeing. Without implying a direct link we know that Boeing benefits perhaps more than any other company from the export / import bank. Frelinghuysen’s argument was that many companies, large and small, benefit from the bank. To me this sounds like a variation on the “Broken Window Syndrome.”

    We see, those who benefit, we don’t see all those who do not benefit, but it is likely that many more fail to get support and it is also the tax payers in general that pay the cost while it is specific groups that get the benefit. If we started naming the names of those who benefit, then we would be better able to know who does not.

  8. Most Republicans are just as rotten as the Demonrats. It’s why we’re in the mess we’re in. Time to get rid of all but the very few good ones; start over and clean house. Second American Revolution sounds like a great solution. End this tyranny, corruption and filth.

  9. Rep. Fincher of Tn is facing a stronger conservative in next yr’s election than was
    his last primary opponent. in the last election. Let’s support his opponent in 2016

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