Ex-Im Bank to Top Congressional Agenda This Week

As debate swirls on Capitol Hill about the future of the U.S. Export-Import Bank — whose charter is scheduled to expire on June 30 — the Senate Banking Committee will hold two hearings on Ex-Im this week: a roundup of perspectives on the bank’s function and usefulness tomorrow and an oversight hearing with the bank’s president, Fred Hochberg, on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing on Ex-Im reauthorization on Wednesday morning. The House panel will also hold an oversight hearing of flood insurance claims paid out after Superstorm Sandy.