Senate sends Ex-Im renewal to Obama’s desk

THE HILL: Renewal of the 81-year-old institution’s charter was included in a five-year, $305 billion federal transportation measure that passed the Senate late Thursday on an 83-16 vote, only one day ahead of the expiration of the latest short-term funding patch.

President Obama is expected to sign the transportation bill Friday.

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), who worked with a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues to pass an Ex-Im reauthorization, applauded the renewal… (more)

EDITOR: This time Tea Party intransigence pinched Republican business interest toes.

Updated: December 4, 2015 — 7:51 am