When House lawmakers approved a three-month extension to the highway funding bill this week, it did not include a provision to renew authority for the Export-Import Bank. That leaves the bank, which offers loans and loan guarantees to businesses that help promote American exports abroad, in limbo.
The bank has become a hot-button political issue for conservatives who see the bank as corporate welfare. With Congress heading into summer recess, it looks like the issue will not be settled this summer.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax about what Congress' move will mean for the bank and the businesses it supports.
This segment aired on July 30, 2015.