Mark Alderman, Howard Schweitzer, and Evan Bayh write "We Already Have the Infrastructure Bank We Need" in the Washington Post

Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies principals Mark Alderman and Howard Schweitzer, along with former U.S. Senator Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) wrote an opinion piece published on September 30 in The Washington Post on using the United States Export-Import Bank as the infrastructure bank called for in President Obama’s Jobs Act. 

In the American Jobs Act, President Obama calls for a national infrastructure bank to support private-sector investment in public projects to revitalize the economy. As the piece points out, “even if the president’s proposal were enacted tomorrow, it would be years before such a new bank would be fully operational.” So, in the alternative, Alderman, Schweitzer and Bayh suggest adding domestic infrastructure projects to the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) mandate. Currently, the Export-Import Bank only handles such projects internationally; however, it does have the legal authorization to do stateside.

To read more about the Ex-Im Bank and how it could create jobs for Americans in America, click here.