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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 10.20.2014 | 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 12.17.2014 | 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.

Zach Carter

Tea Party Leader Botches 'Socialistic' Op-Ed

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is out of session, but the lobbying struggle over reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank is as hot as ever. On Monday, former Sen...

The Entitlement of the Very Rich

Dean Baker | Posted 10.11.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

Last week we got another opportunity to see the thinking of the very rich when Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of General Electric, complained at a summit with African heads of state and business leaders that there is even an argument over the reauthorization of Export-Import Bank.

It's August Recess! Now What?

Rachna Choudhry | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Rachna Choudhry

Congress adjourned for a five-week August recess -- and will return on Sept. 8. Here's a look at five issues still on the table for when Congress returns. Mark your calendars!

Zach Carter

Why Barney Frank Thinks Democrats Will Wrest Corporate America From The GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional battles over the Export-Import Bank and terrorism insurance are an opportunity for Democrats to win back corporate elites ...

Kate Sheppard

Ex-Im Reauthorization Bill Comes Without Manchin's Measure Blocking Coal Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) did not include his effort to block new coal rules in a bill reauthorizing funds for the United States Export...

Ryan Hurls 'Crony Capitalism' Charge

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - Republican congressman Paul Ryan on Wednesday slammed the U.S. Export-Import Bank as a...

The Export-Import Bank Debate: Tempest in the Tea Party Pot

Frank Islam | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Frank Islam

The charter of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank or Bank) must be reauthorized by the end of September. Given the current heated debate it is likely that its fate will not be determined until the 11th hour.

Senate Democrats Seek To Split GOP On Export-Import Bank

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren't either. And yet Democratic ...

Ex-Im Bank's Role in Supporting Clean Energy

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 09.16.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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.