US government Republican House committee chairman Jeb Hensarling has written a letter criticising Boeing and a large U.S. trade group for lobbying to keep the Export-Import Bank alive, saying that  their efforts amounted to petitioning for “special privilege.” Hensarling wrote the letter to Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and James McNerney, chairman of Boeing, referring to reports that they were visiting lawmakers to promote the re-authorization of the bank. Ex-Im Bank promotes exports by offering financing to foreign buyers of U.S. goods, helping some major companies such as Boeing to compete internationally. Hensarling has alleged

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