S.C. Chamber Urges Graham, Scott To Oppose Ex-Im Bank Nominee
July 12, 2017
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ted Pitts today released the following statement urging U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott to oppose the nomination of Scott Garrett of New Jersey to be President of the Export-Import Bank:
“The Ex-Im Bank is crucial to the success and growth of South Carolina’s manufacturing industry and its workers and, for that reason, the Ex-Im Bank needs a leader who is focused on reforming it, not undermining it. With so many jobs in our state depending on an Ex-Im bank that is open and operational, we urge Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott to oppose the nomination of Scott Garrett.”
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons today expressed manufacturers’ strong opposition to the nomination of Scott Garrett to lead the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank in an op-ed.
The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s first state chamber Accredited with Distinction by the U.S. Chamber, is the Palmetto State’s largest business and industry trade association. The Chamber is funded entirely through investments made by South Carolina businesses and their partners and works to make South Carolina the best place in the nation to live, work and do business.