Stephen Fincher

Pro-business Republicans link arms with House Dems to exhume Export-Import Bank

Pro-business Republicans link arms with House Dems to exhume Export-Import Bank

A day after a fringe group of Republican conservatives toppled House Speaker-in-Waiting Kevin McCarthy, a cadre of Main Street Republicans defied the leadership in a bid to resuscitate the Export-Import Bank.

Although no one actually said, "Right back atcha," it had to be on the minds of some of the Republicans who joined the pro-Ex-Im effort. Many, if not all, of the more than 40 Republicans involved are McCarthy supporters, and killing Ex-Im has been a rallying point for the anti-McCarthy dissidents.

The bank operated for decades without controversy, providing billions of dollars worth of loan guarantees and other assistance to U.S. exporters. But in recent...

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