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Boehner says he's working on temporary reprieve for Export-Import Bank
Boehner says he's working on temporary reprieve for Export-Import Bank

The Export-Import Bank, in danger of closing at the end of the month because of strong conservative opposition, neared a temporary reprieve Tuesday as House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said he was working with a leading critic of the bank on a short-term extension of its charter. Boehner told reporters that he and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), who has been rallying the opposition to the 80-year-old agency, were working on a way to reauthorize the bank's charter before it expires on Sept. 30.  "He thinks that a temporary extension of the Export-Import Bank is in order," Boehner said. The speaker's comments signaled a...

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