In a procedural motion, Kansas Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran voted to advance the revival of the Export-Import Bank. The vote was a procedural motion on an amendment to allow a floor vote (invoking cloture). The amendment passed by a vote of 67 to 26.
Among Republicans the vote was 24 to 26 against the measure. All Democrats voted in favor.
The Export-Import Bank failed to be reauthorized by a June 30 deadline. It has not been making new loans since. The current legislation that passed the senate would reauthorize the bank.
Free market groups have long opposed the Ex-Im Bank, while many business interest groups call it vital.