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Pullman’s Ed Schweitzer sounds off against the federal Ex-Im bank idea

I'm not much surprised to learn that Ed Schweitzer, founder and president of Schweitzer Engineering Labs in Pullman, doesn't like the idea of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im).

The issue of late has become a contest between some conservative lawmakers who see the program, which offers insurance to protect American companies doing overseas business, as outdated and unneeded, and others who say the program is useful and beneficial to the economy.

Schweitzer is a true conservative and has a valid concern about Ex-Im. He expressed those concerns, succinctly, in a recent letter to the editor of The Spokesman-Review.

To read the SR's blog Spin Control summary of the Schweitzer position on Ex-Im, here's your link.


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