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Obama Unhappy With Congress Over Export-Import Bank & Budget

GVH Live | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
GVH Live

While Congress is in the middle of its summer recess, President Obama expressed his displeasure with Congress's failure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank as well as pass a balanced budget. Obama believes their inaction has negatively impacted American jobs and the economy.

GOP Economics: Export American Jobs Rather Than American Products

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

While quite a bit has changed in the 81 years since Franklin Roosevelt launched the Export-Import Bank, one fact remains the same: America needs a coherent national economic strategy focused on raising wages and living standards.

Senate GOP Leaders Want To Put Ted Cruz In A Time Out

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican leaders spent a rare Sunday session scolding Ted Cruz. The leaders wagged their fingers at the younger senator, accus...

Ted Cruz Blasts Big Money In Politics

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

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The Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know About The Export-Import Bank

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his colleagues on the far right called their successful efforts to block renewal of the charter of the U.S. Export-Import Bank an "important victory." Unfortunately, their "victory" may cost many Americans their jobs.

Bury the Export-Import Bank: Reduce Federal Liabilities, Increase Economic Fairness

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Export-Import Bank died when its charter expired at the end of June. After 81 years, what is commonly known as Boeing's Bank headed toward Washington's trash bin.

The Mercantilists Are Marching Onto War

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

Recently, Senator Graham mounted a counter attack on fellow Republicans who opposed the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. Indeed, the Senator said "...I'm not going to unilaterally disarm." Yes, it is clear that the senator has mounted a surge.

Rick Perry Is Right: Kill the Export-Import Bank and Cut Corporate Taxes

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) provides financing and loan guarantees at below-market rates to foreign purchasers looking to buy products from American exporters. For example, if Emirates Air wants to buy planes from Boeing, Ex-Im can provide a loan guarantee, reducing the interest rate Emirates will pay and thus incentivizing Emirates to buy from Boeing rather than Airbus.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Boehner Won't Commit To Vote On Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) may have just secured a vote to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank in the Senate after haggling with Repub...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Boehner Warns 'Thousands Of Jobs' On The Line If Ex-Im Bank Expires

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Thursday that “thousands of jobs” are at risk if one of his own party members does nothi...

Kate Sheppard

Congress Stuffed Some Coal In Its Omnibus Package

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The 1,000-page omnibus spending package released Tuesday night is reigniting a fight over rules for U.S. financing of coal plants abro...

Are U.S. Taxpayer Dollars Supporting Coal Industry Human Rights Violations Overseas?

Justin Guay | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Justin Guay

For years, reports of human rights, indigenous rights, labor, and environmental violations have plagued Sasan and its owner, Indian company Reliance Power, and the U.S. government are partly to blame.

Will the Export-Import Bank's Office of the Inspector General Ignore Human Rights Violations?

Justin Guay | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Justin Guay

Sudarshan Rajak disappeared under suspicious circumstances after protesting the relocation of families for Reliance Power's 4,000-megawatt Sasan coal project in Singrauli, India.

Boeing: Taking Taxpayer Dollars and Breaking Promises

Mike Lux | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

From taking our federal tax dollars so that they can cut deals with bad actors overseas to making promises to the people of Washington State which they break in less than a year, Boeing has become a worse and worse company -- and you and I as American taxpayers are subsidizing them.

On National Manufacturing Day, Congress Must Recommit Itself to Investing in a Strong Manufacturing Future

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

Americans ought to be filled with pride in our role as the world's manufacturing leader. But we cannot take that leadership for granted, as our competitors across the globe seek to lure manufacturing jobs away from our shores.

Peabody Coal 'Campaign' Hopefully Won't Fool Congress

Doug Norlen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Doug Norlen

This August a select number of Congressional offices working on international issues received an email from Advanced Energy for Life, a new PR entity extolling energy from coal. We, along with the Congressional staffers who told us about the mailing, gulped in amazement.

Zach Carter

Why The Top GOP Corporate Lobbying Group Is Fudging The Math To Help Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- America's flagship corporate lobbying group seems to have a problem with math. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a reliable backer of t...

What Is the Ex-Im Bank Hiding?

Ken Blackwell | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

It seems the Export-Import Bank of the United States is once again putting up walls to keep the duly-elected representatives of the American people from getting a look at their inner workings.

Zach Carter

Alan Grayson Zings Both Sides Of Aisle With Export-Import Bank Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress reconvenes after its August recess, a major source of political drama is the Export-Import Bank and whether a deep divide in...

Seven Reasons to Abolish the ExIm Bank

Grover Norquist | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Grover Norquist

The charter for the Ex-Im bank expires on September 30 of this year. Congress must decide whether to continue the bank or not. Here are a few reasons why the Bank must go.

The Impending Showdown

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If Obama does announce immigration changes, Republicans may decide the issue is bigger than any competence issue, and go right ahead and shut the government down. But this doesn't automatically make the issue a winner for Democrats everywhere in the midterms, of course.

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Attacked By Club For Growth For Supporting Export-Import Bank

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Club For Growth is targeting Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) with a web video attacking her support for the Export-Import Bank, inte...

Obama Urges Renewal Of Export-Import Bank

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer-subsidized bank that he says creates jobs. In his weekly r...

Joni Ernst Supports Government Agency Her Tea Party Backers Hate

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Recent Democratic political messaging and a number of news reports have compared Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst to tea party darling and ...

Subsidies for Big Business: Why Are We Doing This Again?

Mike Lux | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

One area where a lot of us populist progressives agree with at least the rhetoric of the Tea Party is the issue of subsidies to big business. Case in point: the Export-Import Bank.