US bill with Ex-Im extension attached extended to 4 December 2015

(CCJ, Washington, 23 November 2015) President Barack Obama signed into law Friday, Nov. 20, a bill to extend highway funding, which includes Ex-Im renewal, for two weeks. A dozen Senators and 28 Representatives have been delegated to a bicameral conference committee tasked with producing a multi-year bill both chambers can agree to. The US House of Representatives Nov. 5th voted 363-64 to approve a multiyear transportation funding bill that would also renew the Export-Import Bank, setting up negotiations with the Senate, which had already passed its own highway funding bill. The two chambers must now resolve their differences. House Republicans had proposed 10 amendments with respect to the Ex-Im provisions of the Bill.