By Ramsey Cox
On Tuesday, Republicans agreed to vote on seven of Obama’s controversial nominees as part of a deal to avoid Senate rule changes limiting the minority's right to filibuster executive branch nominees.
Toomey said Hochberg is “capable” but complained that by invoking cloture and confirming Hochberg, senators will have missed “a big opportunity to make some reforms” to the Export-Import Bank.
“This is a very real and specific case where, had we exercised more fully our ability to deny cloture, we could have bettered law,” Toomey said.
Toomey said the bank — which provides loan guarantees to foreign companies that want to do business with U.S. exporters — is a risk to taxpayers and that it picks “winners and losers.” He said instead of having the bank, government shouldn't "meddle" in the free market.