Inside the secret push to save the Export-Import Bank

by Kevin Cirilli | The Hill  |  published on October 13, 2015

The stealth operation to save the Export-Import Bank started with a simple conversation on the House floor.

Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.), the second-ranking House Democrat, approached Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) with a proposition: Let’s work together.

The conversation in late July set the wheels in motion, with staffers for Hoyer and Fincher quietly collaborating on a discharge petition that — if signed by 218 members of the House — would force an Ex-Im vote on the House floor.

  • This international involivemrnt has got to stop and the efforts be put into urs Nation’s well being NOW! Stop the EX-Im Bank!

  • Terry Rushing

    Yep, just what we need. We are up to our noses in red ink and we need to invest tax-payer money in a government run “safety net” for business investments. And all this when I thought it was only republicans that were “big business” oriented. It’s too bad that the democrats are not interested in working together for such things as the repeal of “obummercare”.

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