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Businesses rally behind export aid

Jul 05, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

On top of hawking his company's concrete additives, Gabriel Ojeda has been trying to sell something else lately -- the virtues of the endangered Export-Import Bank.

He's among dozens of small-business owners enlisted by the bank's supporters in an attempt to convince reluctant Republican lawmakers that they should reauthorize the federal export-assistance agency before its charter expires Sept. 30.

"It is important to us," Ojeda, president of Fritz-Pak Corp. in Mesquite, Texas, said ...