As the United States’ official export credit agency, the EXIM Bank offers Washington businesses access to export financing that allows them to make global sales more competitively and with less risk. We applaud the work of the Washington state congressional delegation for its work on passing EXIM legislation in the last Congress and their determination to get the Bank back in full operation as soon as possible. Many of our foreign competitors, such as China, Japan and Germany, have robust government-sponsored export financing programs. The EXIM Bank is a self-sustaining agency that operates at no net cost to U.S. taxpayers and supports tens of thousands of Washington jobs and hundreds of local small businesses.