Ex-Im Renewal Attached to Highway Bill

November 4, 2015

The House is expected to take up a six-year highway bill that includes the Ex-Im Bank renewal language, despite plans from several Republicans to offer poison-pill amendments during the process.

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NSBA, SBEA Applaud House Passage of Ex-Im Reauthorization

October 28, 2015

NSBA and SBEA applaud passage in the House of reauthorizing language for Ex-Im Bank nearly four months after partisan politics shut down Ex-Im. The House voted overwhelmingly in support of the Bank with 313 lawmakers finally getting the opportunity to express their views on the record.

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Efforts to Renew Ex-Im Bank Continue

October 22, 2015

Tomorrow, a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Ex-Im Bank, which follows the efforts of bipartisan leaders who broke the stalemate and paved a path for an upcoming vote on reauthorization.

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Exporting: Learning the Ropes

October 22, 2015

NSBA Partner Livingston has put together a list of key questions to ask yourself before you start exporting to ensure that your shipments will reach their destination without the hassle.

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What the Trans-Pacific Partnership Means for Your Small Business

October 20, 2015

Join NSBA, SBEA and Andrew Quinn, the U.S. Deputy Chief Negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 3:00 p.m. EDT for an in-depth discussion on what the TPP means for your small business. As a lead negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR),...

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Discharge Petition Brings Ex-Im Closer to Renewal

October 14, 2015

Ex-Im Bank is one step closer to being reauthorized, after Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) filed a discharge petition--the first successful one of its kind in nearly a decade--to force a floor vote in the House on legislation to renew Ex-Im. The move to save Ex-Im represents the first successful discharge petition in nearly a decade, as it is a rare legislative procedural maneuver that bypasses the usual process of moving legislation through a committee to the House floor. Last week, approximately 42 Republicans joined nearly every Democrats to reach the necessary signatures needed to force a vote—expected on Oct. 26—to renew Ex-Im’s charter. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, became the 218th signature on the Ex-Im discharge petition, setting the bill up for a full House vote likely later this month.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Reached

October 7, 2015

After nearly eight years of negotiations, on Oct. 5, the U.S. along with 12 other Pacific Rim nations announced a final agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal that stands to improve small-business access to foreign markets.

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