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Export-Import Bank supporters relieved, worried by 9-month extension
Export-Import Bank supporters relieved, worried by 9-month extension

Businesses and other supporters of the Export-Import Bank cheered the nine-month extension given final approval by the Senate on Thursday night, but remain worried about the future of the embattled agency. "Congress has left thousands of small, medium and large U.S. exporters and their workers in limbo until the middle of next year and this will likely negatively impact U.S. sales to foreign customers," said Boeing Co., the largest beneficiary of bank assistance. Boeing and other companies want a long-term extension. Bank President Fred Hochberg said he would continue to pursue one with lawmakers, who include some key conservatives who want the bank shut down. ...

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