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Export-Import Bank

(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.

(Daily News)
September 13, 2016

Congress is running out of legislative days to address a number of outstanding trade-related bills and amendments, making it uncertain whether they will be addressed this year – including measures to restore the Export-Import Bank to full operating capacity, lift a provision of the Cuban trade embargo and compel the Defense Department to outfit military recruits with U.S.-made athletic shoes.

(In Trade)
September 12, 2016

“As associations representing millions of businesses, we urge you to move forward legislation that will enable Ex-Im to act on all transactions to boost America’s ability to compete.”

(Daily News)
August 19, 2016

As a September technical meeting of Wassenaar export control group countries draws closer, sources believe members of the arms control organization will coalesce around language narrowing the scope of a specific technology control stemming from the 2013 definition of “intrusion software” that has drawn the ire of the U.S. cybersecurity industry.

(Daily News)
August 10, 2016

A fundamental rewrite of the 2013 Wassenaar definition of “intrusion software” is unlikely to occur at the export control group's upcoming December plenary, despite concerted efforts by the U.S. government and cybersecurity industry to convince other governments party to the arrangement that redefining the term is necessary for robust cybersecurity research to continue, multiple private-sector sources told Inside U.S. Trade this week.

(Daily News)
August 08, 2016

The Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security along with the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls in late July respectively issued final rules implementing export control reforms regarding two munitions list categories covering toxicological agents and directed energy weapons.