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Topic - Export-Import Bank Of The United States
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The head of the nation's largest business lobby on Monday said the Obama administration's heavy regulatory hand was "making it difficult" for the business community.
Fiscal conservatives came up short in what they called a battle against corporate welfare as the Senate on Tuesday joined the House in reauthorizing the charter of the Export-Import Bank, which aids U.S. companies seeking to sell goods and services abroad.
A former George W. Bush administration official joined Democrats Wednesday in calling for the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank as it faces a May 31 deadline to stay in business.
A bipartisan, White House-backed package aimed at loosening securities rules for small businesses is speeding its way through Congress, as the measure has cleared a key test vote Wednesday afternoon.
The Senate on Tuesday voted down a Democratic alternative to a House Republican small-business package, leaving the Democratic-controlled upper chamber with two options: accept the House bill or reject a measure supported by President Obama.
Ordinarily, a question of whether to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and increase its loan limit would be about as uncontroversial a proposition as one could find on Capitol Hill. Ex-Im Bank provides an important counterpart to the government-guaranteed loans our international competitors use to encourage their industries' exports. And it makes money for the Treasury.
BTE Technologies has more than doubled the size of its workforce in the past decade. This Baltimore manufacturer of physical therapy and sports medicine equipment would not have been able to create many of these jobs without new international trade opportunities and the assistance of the U.S. Export-Import Bank.
Donald Lambro's commentary ("Reorganizing deck chairs on U.S. Titanic," Wednesday) on President Obama's plan to consolidate trade and business functions of several agencies charges that "the Export-Import Bank and OPIC represent corporate welfare at its worst, handing out loans and other benefits to rich Fortune 500 companies." He is wrong on two counts.
Developers broke ground Monday on a Chinese-financed mega-resort with 2,000 rooms, believed to be the largest project of its kind in the Caribbean.
Less than halfway through his first term, President Obama has appointed more openly gay officials than any other president in history.
Why are Americans enraged? As this moribund economy limps through the third year of doldrums, Americans are sick of having their hard-earned money swiped by Washington's Democrat-dominated political class, which is clueless, condescending and invariably costly.
Jeffrey T. Kuhner makes the case for incompetence to describe President Obama’s actions ("Capital capitulation," Opinion, Friday), but that would mean all of these bad outcomes are just a matter of chance. There are too many dots to connect to accept that thesis.