U.S. Chamber: Commentary, Op-eds, and Blogs on the Export-Import Bank of the United States in July 2015

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House Skips Town, Spurns Small Businesses by Prolonging Ex-Im’s Death

Friday, July 31, 2015 — Written by J.D. Harrison

The House of Representatives headed for home this week without renewing the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im). In doing so, they left many small business owners without the support they need to export their products around the world.


Emoji Explains: The Export-Import Bank

Monday, July 27, 2015 – 10:30am — Written by J.D. Harrison

Congress recently decided to let the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s (Ex-Im) charter expire, effectively shuttering an agency that has for the better part of the past century helped American companies sell their goods and services to customers overseas. Here, with the help of Emojis, is why lawmakers should rethink that decision and renew Ex-Im.


American Firetruck Manufacturer Burned by Congress’ Ex-Im Failure

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 – 11:30am — Written by J.D. Harrison

For more than a century, Peter Darley’s company has built products to support the men and women who run into burning buildings to put out fires and save lives. In the process, Illinois-based W.S. Darley and Company has created hundreds upon hundreds of jobs for hardworking Americans. Sadly, some of those jobs are about to go up in flames.


Congress’ Ex-Im Mistake, in One Chart

Thursday, July 16, 2015 – 9:00am — Written by J.D. Harrison

In some cases, there’s good reason to stand alone, to stray from the crowd, to zig when the rest of the world is zagging. In some instances, it could be considered courageous, even brilliant. In other cases, it’s downright foolish.


Congressmen Twist Facts and Necks at Ex-Im Press Conference

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – 3:00pm — Written by J.D. Harrison

If you tuned into the online stream of Sen. Ted Cruz’s Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) press conference on Wednesday morning, you may have come away with quite a kink in the neck. In what quickly became the subject of jeers from viewers online, Cruz’s team didn’t manage to set up the camera correctly, resulting in an awkwardly sideways stream of the presser.


Here are the Jobs Congress Just Put in Jeopardy by Nixing the Ex-Im Bank

July 1, 2015 — Written by J.D. Harrison

Our representatives in Washington sat idly by this month and watched the Export-Import Bank’s charter expire for the first time in 80 years, not even allowing for a vote to save an agency the helps thousands of American firms sell their products around the world.