EXIM Statement on the Passing of Richard Trumka

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WASHINGTON - Today, Acting President and Chair James Burrows released the following statement on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:

"The entire EXIM family is deeply saddened today by the passing of Richard Trumka. From EXIM's earliest days, we have existed to support American jobs and American workers by opening markets around the globe to American products. Our friends at the AFL-CIO have been tireless partners in that effort, serving on EXIM's Advisory Committee for several decades and providing valuable counsel to our agency. We are incredibly grateful for Richard's many lasting contributions throughout his more than 30-year career in Washington. We send our most heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues in labor organizations around the world."


The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation's official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at www.exim.gov.