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Putin and the Export-Import Bank of the United States

Mike Lux | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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 03.27.2014 | 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 | 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 | 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.

'The End of the Beginning'

Carl Pope | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The decision by the World Bank this week to repudiate future investments in coal-fired power plants except under exceptional circumstances marks the first time that the global community has collectively ruled some forms of high carbon energy development off the table.

Senate Removes Hurdle For Another Obama Pick

AP | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to free another of President Barack Obama's stalled nominees for a confir...

American Air Carriers Victim to U.S. Government's Corporate Cronyism

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

America is only four months into the second term of Barack Obama and already one of its most promising industries is suffering from a pair of grossly obtuse government agencies who have banded together to aid a foreign state-owned company at the expense of domestic firms.

Secretary Kerry's Solar Surge

Justin Guay | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Solar power has undergone a historic transition from expensive niche technology to a rapidly expanding cheap technology that is experiencing dramatic growth rates. A solar surge requires four tactical moves that, taken together, would constitute big change.

Obama's International Clean Energy Strategy, a Tale of Two Agencies

Justin Guay | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Justin Guay

With the clean energy market topping $263 billion globally, and a solar trade war raging, the ending to this tale is crucial for U.S. competitiveness in the technologies of the future.

Tell U.S. Ex-Im Bank: Don't Use Tax Payer Dollars to Destroy the Great Barrier Reef

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.09.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) and its chairman, Fred Hochberg, are facing a big decision about a coal project in one of the world's most treasured places.

Obama Signs Key Bill

AP | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed legislation that renews the charter of the Export-Import Bank for three years and increases the b...

Key Measure Passes Hurdle Despite Conservative Objections

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government's vehicle for promoting U.S. export sales survived a challenge from conservatives Tuesday with a Senate vote to rene...

Cantor Facing Criticism On His Right Flank

The Hill | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

The bipartisan efforts of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on a range of issues have attracted grumblings from the right....

House Votes To Extend Key Institution

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday to extend the life of the Export-Import Bank, culminating a struggle that has split Republicans between p...

Dysfunctional Congress Fighting Over Agency's Future

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since the Export-Import Bank was founded in 1934, Congress has methodically renewed its charter two dozen times with little or no contro...

If It Ain't Broke, Break It: The Crisis Congress Continues

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business
Rep. Keith Ellison

If the Republicans are serious about aiding small businesses, then they should be all about supporting the Export-Import Bank's mission.

The Export-Import Bank Nightmare

Ken Blackwell | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business
Ken Blackwell

The Ex-Im Bank is reaffirming the notion that New Deal-era bureaucracies are the nearest thing to eternal life. Today, it has expanded far beyond its charter and uses funds backed by the American people to give money to foreign companies which compete with American businesses.

Ryan Grim

Delta Embarrassed By Loan Guarantee From Federal Agency It Wants To End | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bizarre lobbying battle that pits Delta Air Lines and the Tea Party against the Export-Import Bank became even more interesting on Thu...

Institutions That Support U.S. Jobs Should Be Strengthened, Not Gutted

Owen Herrnstadt | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Owen Herrnstadt

The U.S. Export-Import Bank, which helps finance the export of U.S. goods and services that support jobs here at home, is bumping up against its borrowing capacity, which will expire on May 31 unless renewed by Congress.

Zach Carter

GOP Senator Gives $500,000 To Corporate Welfare Recipient's Super PAC | Zach Carter | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Tuesday led a conservative Senate bloc opposing a government loan program on the grounds that it functioned ...

China on Your Mind?

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

While it's true that many other countries do not receive as much press as PRC, international economists have identified 11 fast-growing regions where a hungry new middle class is in the making.