WASHINGTON -- The House has left town for its August recess and the Senate is departing, which leaves a hefty list of unfinished business. Lawmakers have just 10 legislative days in September to ensure that the government stays open.
By Associated Press
The federal Export-Import Bank expired June 30 when Congress failed to renew its charter. The bank is a small federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their products overseas, by underwriting loans to foreign customers. Conservatives oppose it as corporate…
By Erica Werner, Associated Press
Last week, the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s authority to conduct new business expired. Congress is debating whether the government agency, which helps foreign companies buy American goods, should continue to exist. Is it a government giveaway, or a critical competitive tool…
By PBS NewsHour
Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
By Simone Pathe
You've heard of it. It has something to do with jobs, and maybe Boeing. But what exactly is the Export-Import Bank, and what are its prospects for survival beyond its Sept. 30 expiration date?…
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