Stephen DeMaura

Posted August 19, 2015

Its time to be through with the crony capitalist institution that provides sweetheart deals and taxpayer-backed loans to Americas largest corporations.

Posted April 24, 2015

American employers face more competition today than at any time in our nations history.

Posted March 13, 2015

One of Big Business favorite government institutions, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, could be in its last few months of existence and those whove made it big courtesy of our governments largesse will stop at almost nothing to save it from the congressional dustbin.

Posted February 10, 2015

President Obamas recent trip to India was, for all intents and purposes, a standard state visit: on the agenda were speeches, a state dinner and even a military parade in honor of Indias Republic Day which featured everything from bagpipes to camels.

Posted September 07, 2014

The American people should be sadly unsurprised to hear President Obama say one thing and see him do another. From the now-laughable if you like your plan, you can keep it claim to those infamous red lines in Syria, empty rhetoric is unfortunately all too common in this administration.

Posted August 09, 2014

The United States and the European Union leveled new sanctions against Russia this month, further ramping up tensions between Western nations and their former Cold War adversary, the latest round of which focuses on the country's energy, defense, and financial industries

Posted May 31, 2014

The ancient Roman historian Livy observed that “the unknown always inspires terror.” That was not a novel idea for the Romans – fear of the unknown is as old as humanity itself. Much more recently, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld reminded us just how many kinds of “unknowns” there were to fear.

Posted April 05, 2014

We need to send an unequivocal message to Vladimir Putin and the Russian oligarchs that the United States and the European Union are more committed than ever to our transatlantic alliance. Fostering closer trade ties a clear path to doing just that, as well as stimulating our economy and creating new and better jobs along the way.

Posted March 26, 2014

American companies have yet to fully recover from the Great Recession, labor markets remain volatile, and the national debt continues to grow now more than $17 trillion. And yet recent reports indicate that one federal government agency is continuing to hand out taxpayer-backed money to foreign and state-sponsored companies--many of which are already flush with resources--all the while leaving American-based employers twisting in the wind.

Posted March 18, 2014

U.S. House Congressional Democrats recently brought together a coalition consisting of 26 members to pressure their Republican colleagues to join them in reauthorizing the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

Posted February 26, 2014

The passage of trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation is of vital importance to the 21st Century American economy. TPA facilitates trade agreements by giving negotiators the tools they need to strike the best deal possible on behalf of American companies, farmers and workers.

Posted February 05, 2014

A recent U.S. Senate hearing on the “Oversight and Reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States” has renewed scrutiny against the Ex-Im Bank.

Posted January 22, 2014

In the wake of Congress’ least productive year in recent history, the American people are growing increasingly frustrated with their government institutions and are looking for Congress to come together and pass consensus-based legislation.

Posted January 08, 2014

Competition among airlines is growing fiercer each and every day. And typically competition is an excellent market force, as it drives prices down and oftentimes ensures that the most efficient airline succeeds. Unfortunately, this has not been the case as of late.

Posted November 27, 2013

Governments in the Middle East recently announced that they would be collectively spending $162.6 billion to purchase aircrafts for their respective airlines. Meanwhile, the American airline industry is fighting to stay afloat in spite of actions taken by our federal government.

Posted November 19, 2013

Boeing has just received the largest state subsidy in the history of the United States--netting $8.7 billion in tax breaks--courtesy of the Washington State Legislature and its taxpayers.

Posted November 10, 2013

President Barack Obama has shown that he is willing to ignore reason and logic time and time again in order to further to his philosophical agenda.

Posted October 16, 2013

A national energy security summit hosted by Securing America’s Future Energy Foundation (SAFE) and its sister organization the Electrification Coalition is set to take place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, and will focus on how the United States' rapidly changing energy and transportation markets present an opportunity to end foreign dependence on oil.

Posted September 10, 2013

An Australian mining company, Roy Hill, is set to receive $650 million in long-term financing from the United States’ Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank).

Posted July 17, 2013

Our country should not be financing a race to the bottom, where corporations are competing in an international subsidy bidding war that leaves our employers at a disadvantage.