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CLIP: Lobbying and the Export-Import Bank

AIR DATE: Friday, July 24, 2015

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) discusses the Export-Import Bank, corporate welfare, and the influence of lobbying firms on lawmakers.




  • President Obama on the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization (Video - 6 min)
    President Obama spoke to reporters at the White House after meeting with small- and medium-sized business owners affected by the recent expiration of the Export-Import Bank. The president talked about the importance of the bank to business and their employees and called on Congress to reauthorize its charter before the August adjournment.
  • Export-Import Bank Expiration (Video - 6 min)
    Washington Post reporter Mike Debonis talked about Congress' failure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank before their July 4th recess, resulting in the bank losing its authority to extend taxpayer-backed loans to companies.
  • Export-Import Bank Reauthorization (Video - 1.5 hrs)
    Export-Import Bank President Fred Hochberg testified at a hearing on the bank’s re-authorization, which was set to expire June 30, 2015.


  • Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
KEYWORDS: Lobbying, Export-Import Bank, Senate, Corporations, Business, Economics, Political Parties, Legislative Process