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Ex-Im Bank's Role in Supporting Clean Energy

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

At a time when clean energy markets around the world are growing swiftly and offer opportunities for U.S. exports, the Ex-Im bank plays a critical role in project financing for renewable energy projects.

Maxine Waters, Help Us Reform the Ex-Im Bank

Mike Lux | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Ex-Im has done some good things for the business community, it is true, and some of that has trickled down to some small businesses. But progressives like me have been raising concerns about Ex-Im for a while.

Fun Accounting and the Export-Import Bank

Dean Baker | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

It is striking to see how the establishment types are willing to throw out all their rules and principles in order to secure re-authorization. Given their power, they will almost certainly win, but the rest of us should at least enjoy the show.

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Groups To Dems: No Coal In Ex-Im Reauthorization

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is tied up in a debate over whether or not to reauthorize funding for a federal agency that most people have never heard of -- ...

Kate Sheppard

Joe Manchin Intends To Block Anti-Coal Policy At Export-Import Bank

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid a vigorous congressional fight over funding for the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) plans to raise another heat...

In Search of Crony Capitalism

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The fact that a program sends a payment to a corporation, or receives a tax payment or fee from a big business, simply cannot be prima facie evidence of crony capitalism.

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Establishment Keeps Promise To Counter Tea Party With Surge In Primary Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's internecine conflict has sparked a surge in independent spending in GOP congressional primaries as establishment ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Justin Amash Got A Big Raise From His Dad Just Before Loaning His Campaign Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) received a handsome bonus from his father's company in 2010, the same year he first ran for Congress and loa...

Tension Between Business Community, GOP Exposed

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traditional ties between the business community and the Republican Party are fraying on Capitol Hill, where the House GOP has buck...

Zach Carter

How A House Holy War Over 'Corporate Welfare' May Shut Down The Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is gearing up for another government shutdown, this time over a minor federal agency that most Americans have never heard of: t...

Boehner Backs Off Support For Export-Import Bank

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with conservative opposition, House Speaker John Boehner is declining to take a position on renewing the Export-Import Bank ...

White House Backs Export-Import Bank One Day After Kevin McCarthy Says He Won't

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House and an influential pair of business organizations both called for renewal of the Export-Import Bank on Monday, one ...

New GOP Leader Won't Back Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

Incoming House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Sunday he will not support reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank's charter when it e...

Why Are Our Tax Dollars Helping Companies Discriminate?

Mike Lux | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Is it too much to ask my environmentally friendly, pro-LGBT rights, pro-civil rights friends in the Obama White House to ask their appointees at Ex-Im to have some regard for these values when they are doing their work at the agency?

What Is the Deal With the Export-Import Bank?

Mike Lux | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

By receiving financial subsidies from the Export-Import Bank of the US, an airline with antiquated laws is getting unfair competitive advantage over American companies. American taxpayers should no longer be giving their money to foreign companies whose principles run contrary to ours.

U.S. Should Pull Funding From Exxon's Deadly Pipeline Project

Doug Norlen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Doug Norlen

It's time for Hochberg to step up to the plate and to withdraw his agency's loan from ExxonMobil's deadly Papua New Guinea LNG project.

New Documentary Reveals Secrets Behind An ExxonMobil Disaster

Ian T. Shearn and Olivier Pollet | Posted 05.01.2014 | Green

There are some disturbing facts buried in the debris of ExxonMobil’s $19 billion liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea, which was funded...

Putin and the Export-Import Bank of the United States

Mike Lux | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

As our elected officials discuss the Ex-Im Bank, it is essential that they not brush these critical humanitarian issues under the rug. The American public deserves to know where our taxpayer money is going.

Update: U.S. Government Suspends Consideration of Funding for Yamal LNG

Doug Norlen | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Doug Norlen

Ex-Im Bank first announced Yamal as a pending project in November 2013, the same month that the Kremlin-backed Ukranian government used violence against tens of thousands of demonstrators, and many years after Russia's use of gas exports as a geopolitical weapon began. Ex-Im Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg needs speak out on this issue, and let the public know exactly where Ex-Im Bank stands.

Let's Get to Work on the Export-Import Bank

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Rep. Gwen Moore

House Republicans may have adopted an "everything but jobs" agenda, but my Democratic colleagues and I continue to push opportunities to support U.S. job creation.

Kate Sheppard

Another International Lender Pledges No More Coal

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Export-Import Bank has joined the growing list of international financial institutions that will no longer finance coal project...

Where Is Obama on Climate Treaty?

Kyle Ash | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kyle Ash

The seriousness of global climate disruption demands leaders with a global view of the problem, who are willing to do everything in their power as quickly as possible.

Kate Sheppard

Treasury Issues New Guidance On Funding Coal Plants Abroad

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department issued new guidance on Tuesday that makes it even more clear that the Obama administration will no longer approv...

The Worst Kind of Government Waste: Promoting Climate Change

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

There is a lot of waste in government spending. It's just a fact we should deal honestly with. But here's where the conservatives get it all wrong: What is wasteful in government spending is when we directly subsidize huge corporate interests.

Made in USA: How Are We Doing as an Export Nation?

Dominik Knoll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dominik Knoll

Out of the top 100 metros, 76 registered record volumes in export. Interestingly, 28 percent of total U.S. exports was attributed to the top ten metropolitan areas in 2012 -- Los Angeles, New York and Houston being the top three respectively.