The Senate Banking Committee has rejected former U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett’s nomination to head the Ex-Im Bank this Tuesday morning, Save Jerseyans, dealing a political setback to the President as well as the former North Jersey Republican federal legislator who had hoped for a comeback in the public arena.
JUST IN: Senate Banking Cmte REJECTS Pres Trump's nominee to Chair the Ex-Im Bank, former Rep Scott Garrett, voting 10-13. Nomination not advanced to the full Senate.
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) December 19, 2017
Garrett had been a vocal critic of the federal government-backed bank’s loans to U.S. companies exporting both goods and services overseas, notably Boeing.
Garrett lost his House seat to Democrat Josh Gottheimer in 2016.