The Tea Party is about to kill the Ex-Im Bank, but it won’t stay dead

June 30, 2015 10:25 PM

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After a half-decade of frustrations trying to shrink the federal government, Tea Party-affiliated Republicans are about to score their first victory. At midnight, the charter for the Export-Import Bank will expire, the result of a campaign by conservative lawmakers and affiliated outside groups to zero out the New Deal-era agency.

But there is growing indication on Capitol Hill that the Tea Party win will be short-lived. When Members of Congress return to Washington from their July 4th recess, leaders in both parties are looking to revive the bank’s charter, swiftly, by slipping a reauthorization into a bigger, must-pass bill...

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