White House Below Strain To Drop Export-Import Bank Nominee

| Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP White House under pressure to drop Export-Import Bank nomineePresident Donald Trump is standing behind former Rep. Scott Garrett, his choice to head the Export-Import Bank, amid escalating pressure from business groups to pull the plug on the nomination.
“Scott Garrett is imminently [sic] qualified to lead the Ex-Im Bank,” White House spokeswoman Natalie Strom said in a statement to POLITICO.
Strom, the White House spokeswoman, did not respond to inquiries about the potential meeting.
Administration officials said Garrett’s nomination has been a topic of conversation among senior Trump aides in recent days.
“Though the White House first announced his nomination in April, lobbyists waited until recently to begin publicly mounting an aggressive opposition effort.

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