Senate committee rejects Garrett’s Ex-Im Bank nomination

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.

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.