September 13, 2021

Brown Statement on Nomination of Reta Jo Lewis for Export-import Bank President and Chair

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs – released the following statement after the Biden Administration announced the nomination of Reta Jo Lewis to be President and Chair of the Export-Import Bank (EXIM). If confirmed, Lewis would be the first Black woman to lead EXIM. 

“I want to applaud President Biden for nominating such a well-qualified woman to lead EXIM. EXIM helps create hundreds of thousands of good-paying manufacturing jobs in Ohio and around the country,” said Brown. “I look forward to speaking with Ms. Lewis to learn how she will help more of Ohio’s workers and businesses compete against China and how she will ensure EXIM supports our emerging clean energy economy.”