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Republican Party infighting threatens renewal of Export-Import Bank
Republican Party infighting threatens renewal of Export-Import Bank

The House Republican leadership shakeup has revived a conservative-led push to terminate the nation's Export-Import Bank, testing the GOP's traditional alliance with business groups. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who lost his seat earlier this month in a major primary upset, was a key backer of a 2012 compromise that staved off a push by his party's small-government conservatives to block renewal of the bank's charter. The current authorization for the bank -- which helps finance U.S. exports with government-backed loan guarantees -- expires in September. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), in his first major interview after replacing Cantor as the...

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