The House on Friday got enough votes to possibly reauthorize the Export-Import Bank's charter.
The another vote to officially reauthorize the charter will likely take place on Oct. 26.
A petition led by Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn., was filed by a number of House members to bring back the bank earlier Friday.
"This Republican-led petition is a procedure to stand up to Washington's broken system that is killing thousands of American jobs and jeopardizing thousands more," the petition said.
"We refuse to look any more hardworking Americans in the eye and say, 'you lost your job because Congress refused to hold a vote.' This cannot wait any longer. If we do not get this done for the American people, the only thing our country will be exporting is jobs."
Congress let the agency's charter expire this summer.