Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Wilson Statement on the Reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank

Oct 28, 2015
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after voting to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States:

“I am grateful that the House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank to create jobs. More than 60 countries offer their own version of the Export-Import Bank, and it is critical that South Carolina’s businesses have the same opportunity to compete in the global economy and create jobs, such Zeus of Orangeburg and Aiken, Prysmian of Lexington, AGY of Aiken, Thermal Engineering of Columbia, and Charleston Aluminum of Gaston,” Wilson said.  

“This institution is critical to leveling the playing field and allowing South Carolina businesses to remain competitive in an ever growing global economic market creating jobs for South Carolina families.”

 In 2014, the Export-Import Bank supported 164,000 jobs in the United States, and nearly 90 percent of its transactions benefited small businesses.

In June, the following businesses and organizations in South Carolina sent a letter to Congress, voicing their support for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank:

  • AME, Inc.
  • American Shipping & Logistics Group
  • Be Green Packaging
  • Beacon Allied Resources, Inc.
  • Bridge to Life, Inc.
  • Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Chester County Chamber of Commerce
  • Compass International Company Inc.
  • Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of Charleston, SC
  •  Duer/Carolina Coil, Inc.
  • Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce
  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce
  • Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
  • Innovative Global Supply, LLC
  • John S. James Co.
  • Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce
  • Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Scout Boats
  • Shipco Transport
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
  •  South Carolina Ports Authority
  • Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce
  •  Tri-County Regional Chamber of Commerce

 (bolded companies are located in the Second Congressional District of South Carolina)