The Senate Banking Committee will not consider the nomination of NCUA board member J. Mark McWatters to the Export-Import Bank board, Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said Tuesday.

As a result, the only way McWatters could be confirmed is for Senate Republican leaders to decide to take the nomination directly to the Senate floor.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ignored a question from CU Times on Capitol Hill Tuesday about how the Senate might proceed.

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