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Republican Senators Tank Trump’s Libertarian-Leaning Ex-Im Nominee

President Donald Trump’s libertarian-leaning nominee to chair the Export-Import Bank, former Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), has been rejected by the Republican-controlled Senate Banking Committee. As a member of the House of Representatives, Garrett was a close associate of former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), and a member of the Freedom Caucus and the Liberty Caucus. He voted against the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, delivering a scathing critique of the institution on the House floor, and condemning it as a “corruption of the free enterprise system”. His staunch opposition to corporate welfare led to conflict with special interests who benefit substantially… Keep Reading

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Freedom Caucus’ Scott Garrett To Head Up Export-Import Bank

President Trump announced on Friday that he will nominate former Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) as President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank. The Ex-Im Bank subsidizes the financing of U.S. exports, and has been criticized by free market organizations for benefiting special interests such as Boeing and General Electric. During his time in Congress, Garrett was well respected as a fiscal conservative, boasting a 95% lifetime score from the Club for Growth, despite serving in a fairly moderate district in the New York City metropolitan area. He was a member of the Freedom Caucus and the Liberty Caucus, as well as a long-time associate… Keep Reading

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