- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is continuing to make the case around New Hampshire for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.

She plans to tour manufacturing company Albany International in Rochester on Monday morning to address the issue. The Export-Import Bank is a federal agency that provides financing for U.S. exports, and its authorization is set to expire at the end of June without congressional approval. Shaheen and Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte support its reauthorization.

Albany International is an international textile and materials manufacturer that benefits from the bank. Shaheen’s office says the bank helped support $29.2 million in exports from New Hampshire last year.

Reauthorizing the bank is the subject of partisan wrangling. Some congressional Republicans, including several presidential hopefuls, call the bank a form of crony capitalism.

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