The U.S. Export-Import Bank, the official export credit agency of America, is in the fight of its life. Established in the Great Depression to create jobs by aiding the export of American products via loan guarantees and insurance, Ex-Im, as it is known, has been rechartered or reauthorized by Congress 16 times. Those extensions have come nearly always by voice vote or unanimous consent of lawmakers. That streak of uncontroversial re-charters ended in 2012 when so-called tea party ...

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