Campbell and Rep. Peter King (N.Y.) are the two Republican co-sponsors of the bill, and House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) are the two Democrats on the bill, H.R. 1174.

A similar bill sponsored by Frank was approved by the House Financial Services Committee last July, in a 41-22 vote. But now-Chairman Spencer BachusSpencer Thomas BachusManufacturers ramp up pressure on Senate to fill Ex-Im Bank board Bipartisan group of House lawmakers urge action on Export-Import Bank nominees Overnight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism MORE (R-Ala.) voted against it, as did Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), the No. 2 Republican on the committee. Last year, 19 Republicans voted against it, and 12 of them are still on the committee.

Campbell this week recognized that committee passage will be difficult this year, as it will "likely face stiff resistance from Chairman Spencer Bachus."