The U.S. Senate on May 15 approved a bill to extend the charter of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), which finances the sale of U.S. exports–including aircraft–to foreign customers. Previous reauthorizations drew wide bipartisan support, but in this election year extending the Ex-Im Bank’s operating authority was a political fight and a public battle between Boeing and Delta Air Lines. The political wrangling lasted until the final vote. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) offered an ...

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