Legislators sought to reauthorize Ex-Im through unrelated amendments to a highway funding bill.
GOP Leadership Prioritizes Corporate Welfare Over Defunding Planned Parenthood
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It’s hard to believe what happened in Washington this weekend.
The U.S. Senate attached an amendment resurrecting a dead corporate welfare program to the highway bill while refusing to even allow a vote to end taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood.
Conservatives have been fighting to stop the Export-Import Bank, which is a taxpayer-financed bank that loans billions of dollars to foreign companies and countries to buy products from big corporations like GE, Caterpillar and Boeing. Last month, they were successful in preventing it from being reauthorized, sending the company into liquidation. The CEO of Boeing even stated that the Export-Import Bank wasn’t needed.