Senator McCaskill visits Columbia manufacturing company

1 year ago August 27, 2014 Aug 27, 2014 Wednesday, August 27 2014 Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:58:25 PM CDT in News
By: Josh Sultan, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill visited Environmental Dynamics International (EDI) in Columbia Wednesday afternoon as part of a two-day statewide tour of manufacturing companies.

EDI was the Senator's last stop after visiting Joplin and Kansas City earlier Wednesday. She also went to Springfield Tuesday.

McCaskill toured companies to discuss and promote job-creation benefits and the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank. The bank supports American jobs by helping to finance foreign sales of U.S. products through loan guarantees, direct loans, and credit insurance. 

Its funding has allowed employers to create jobs in Missouri and compete around the world. 

"It's not just about the big guys. More than 80-percent that are helped by the EXIM bank are small businesses," she said. 

The senator is pushing for a congressional vote in September to re-authorize the bank, a move Republican Sen. Roy Blunt supports.

"Missouri businesses and thousands of workers in our state have benefited from Export-Import Bank loans," Blunt said. "I'm pleased to co-sponsor Senator Manchin's bill, which will help continue America's competitiveness in the international marketplace."

"This has never been controversial," McCaskill said. "This is not taxpayer subsidies." 

EXIM has supported $188 billion in U.S. exports and 1.2 million American jobs since 2009.

EDI President and CEO Randall Chann said that the bank is necessary to make international business transactions easier. 

"It's hard for us to go international," he said. "It's hard for our financial institutions that back us to go international and EXIM is a great program to help us get to that next step." 

Chann said EDI's banking partners love the bank. 

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Twelve cities are arguing a state law capping how much revenue municipalities can draw from traffic... More >>
5 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 7:21:46 PM CST in Continuous News
MOLINE ACRES (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb of Moline Acres are investigating the stabbing death of a... More >>
5 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 7:12:57 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Trade deals between Missouri and Colombia and Peru could bring more than 6,000 jobs to the state in... More >>
6 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 6:27:09 PM CST in Continuous News
CAMDENTON - The Camden County Sheriff's Office is investigating allegations of criminal behavior within the courthouse. The investigation started... More >>
6 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 6:22:56 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - A job application for at-risk Columbia youth to get paid work experience ends Friday at midnight. The... More >>
6 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 6:15:48 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - A body was found under Highway 63 bridge near Clark Lane and Hinkson Creek Friday. The cause... More >>
7 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 5:50:52 PM CST in Continuous News
SLATER - A teacher was injured in a chemical explosion at Slater High School Friday. The woman was taken... More >>
8 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 4:44:21 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Mizzou's athletic department suspended two basketball players from Saturday's game. Jakeenan Gant and Russell Woods were told... More >>
8 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 4:16:06 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA – The White House announced Friday the lowest unemployment rate since 2008, sparking feelings of both optimism and frustration... More >>
9 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 3:51:14 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - More than 1,000 firefighters, emergency personnel and responders from across the country traveled to mid-Missouri Friday for dozens... More >>
9 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 3:18:50 PM CST in Continuous News
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is using new jobs numbers to take a victory lap on the economy. ... More >>
10 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 2:49:00 PM CST in Continuous News
WARRENTON (AP) — A mid-Missouri man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the shooting death of his... More >>
11 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 1:13:17 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY — The United Way of Central Missouri held its annual meeting Friday at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in... More >>
12 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 12:51:27 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA (AP) — Several University of Missouri students are pressing the system's governing board for faster reforms in diversity as... More >>
13 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 11:57:22 AM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY — One state lawmaker has dropped his restraining order against a fellow representative. The two are now working... More >>
14 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 10:41:04 AM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA (AP) — The search committee for a new University of Missouri system president will include two students, two faculty... More >>
14 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 11:09:04 AM CST in Continuous News
MILTON, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's sergeant in the Florida Panhandle says the search for a Missouri couple suspected in... More >>
15 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 9:14:59 AM CST in Continuous News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Advocates for the homeless say Springfield police have told people they have 48 hours to leave homeless... More >>
16 hours ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 Friday, February 05, 2016 9:08:12 AM CST in Continuous News
Interactive Radar Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 32°
2am 32°
3am 31°
4am 31°
5am 31°
Select a station to view its upcoming show schedule: KOMU 8 CW Mid-Missouri's CW

Coming Up Next

1:07 amThe Insider
1:37 amAccess Hollywood
2:07 amThe Meredith Vieira Show

Tonight's Schedule

7:00 pmDateline NBC
9:00 pmSaturday Night Live

Coming Up Next

1:00 amThe King of Queens
1:30 amSeinfeld
2:00 amPaid Program

Tonight's Schedule

7:00 pmFamily Guy
7:30 pmFamily Guy
8:00 pmBob's Burgers
8:30 pmBob's Burgers
9:00 pmKOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30 pmSeinfeld