August 26, 2019
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Pence to Congress: Let's pass the USMCA

Vice President Mike Pence visited New Mexico and Utah last week in an effort to persuade Congress to pass enabling legislation for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

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Cantwell promotes more affordable housing tax incentives in Spokane visit

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., visited Spokane last week to encourage support for a new bill that aims to spur creation of nearly 10,000 affordable housing units in Washington.

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Deadline for written comments on draft overtime rule Sept. 6
Support for Ex-Im Bank Grows


In Our View: Congress must reauthorize Ex-Im Bank now

By The Columbian Editorial Board

For 85 years, the federal Export-Import Bank has helped American corporations compete in the global marketplace. Now it is in need of reauthorization from Congress.

In recent years in Clark County, the bank has supported companies such as Conquest Consulting Group, Northwest Natural Products and Neil Jones Food Company. Across Washington, it has supported companies large and small in every region. About 90 percent of businesses that use Ex-Im Bank services are small businesses that provide local jobs and contribute to the local tax base.

The Ex-Im Bank, which provides and guarantees loans to help foreign entities make purchases from U.S. companies, is particularly important in our state, where an estimated 40 percent of all jobs are tied in some fashion to international trade...

Read the full editorial in The Columbian