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Export-Import Bank

(Daily News)
April 12, 2017

The Trump administration has decided to keep the Export-Import Bank alive, with “reformers” appointed to its board, according to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.


(In Trade)
April 12, 2017

The OMB director told CNBC the president is eyeing board members who “want to make sure the bank sticks to its knitting.”


(In Trade)
April 07, 2017

“The bank is part of a domestically focused trade tool box that this administration will continue to focus on in the coming months.”


(Daily News)
April 06, 2017

Export-Import Bank Acting Chairman Charles Hall said the Trump administration is torn over the future of his agency, with some officials supporting the bank’s purpose while others showing skepticism.


(Daily News)
April 06, 2017

Just hours before President Trump was slated to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, acting Export-Import Bank Chairman Charles Hall on Thursday called on Trump to nominate and the Senate to confirm the nominations of five Ex-Im board members so the bank can approve transactions worth more than $10 million -- and better compete with China, whose exports have skyrocketed past the United States'.


(Daily News)
April 04, 2017

Ahead of the Export-Import Bank's annual conference, lawmakers still don't know whether the Trump administration will move to fill the bank's board of directors to give the board the quorum it needs to approve transactions over $10 million.


(Daily News)
March 14, 2017

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday asked U.S. Trade Representative nominee Robert Lighthizer to clarify his stances on a variety of issues ranging from the Export-Import Bank to his role in President Trump's trade team, with some pressing him on his view on the U.S. trade deficit – and whether reducing it is, or should be, the administration's main priority.


(In Trade)
February 21, 2017

A spokesman leaves conflicting reports on Trump's views unchallenged.


(Daily News)
February 14, 2017

Senate Banking Committee ranking member Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and committee member Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) said Feb. 14 that if President Trump nominates members to the Export-Import Bank's board of directors -- as he has signaled he will do -- their confirmations will advance through the banking panel and be approved by the Senate.


(Daily News)
February 09, 2017

President Trump is “committed” to ensuring the Export-Import Bank board of directors has a quorum that will allow it to approve transactions worth more than $10 million, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) said after meeting with Trump on Thursday.


(In Trade)
January 20, 2017

The bank can still approve transactions worth less that $10 million.


(Daily News)
January 18, 2017

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID), named to lead the committee earlier this week, is not sure that President-elect Trump will submit nominees to the Senate to create a quorum for of Export-Import Bank board members allowing the bank to authorize credit guarantees over $10 million.


(Daily News)
January 05, 2017

President Obama on Jan. 5 resubmitted the nomination of Democrat Claudia Slacik to serve on the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank, but that nomination is unlikely to move as Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) -- who has been blocking Ex-Im board nominations -- has not shown any indication he has changed his stance.


(In Trade)
December 15, 2016

The conservative group of lawmakers has issued recommendations for the Trump administration's first 100 days.


(Daily News)
December 08, 2016

With only a few days left in this session of Congress, supporters of the Export-Import Bank this week told Inside U.S. Trade they are exploring alternative ways to advance a nominee for the bank's board of directors after language that would allow the bank to operate without a quorum was not included in a continuing resolution to fund the government through April.


(In Trade)
September 29, 2016

“Restoring the Ex-Im Bank to its full functionality is an urgent and obvious priority.”


(In Trade)
September 20, 2016

The private-sector members of the President’s Export Council call the deal's passage “the single most important step” the U.S. can take “to promote increased exports.”


(Daily News)
September 15, 2016

The Obama administration will push to include in a short-term government funding measure a temporary change to the Export-Import Bank's quorum requirements that would allow the bank to authorize transactions over $10 million while only two individuals serve on the board of directors. Currently, three members are necessary to form a quorum required to authorize such transactions.


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