Establishment U.S. Chamber Seeks to Oust Tea Party Politicians – Bloomberg
The original headline to this story was “U.S. Chamber Seeks to Oust Boehner Tea Party Antagonists”
By Greg Giroux
The chamber’s goal is to send a message to House Republicans that those who oppose its agenda will face political consequences, and that its allies will be protected. Amash has clashed with the business community over the Ex-Im Bank, which helps foreign customers of U.S. companies buy their goods and whose authorization is set to expire Sept. 30. The chamber says the lender increases exports and creates jobs. Amash, who authored a bill to terminate the bank, sees it as a form of corporate welfare.
He voted against re-electing House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, and also opposed California Representative Kevin McCarthy for majority leader. Amash’s votes against Republican budget bills irked some Michigan businessmen, and pro-Israel groups are upset with the incumbent for opposing an Iran sanctions bill.
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