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House Votes to Revive Ex-Im Bank
 

They got warmed up early Tuesday evening, when the support of nearly every Democrat made it possible for 127 Republicans to circumvent GOP leadership and pass legislation to reopen the Export-Import Bank.

The bipartisan, 313-118 victory was made possible through successful execution of a "discharge petition," a quirky procedural maneuver that forces floor consideration of any bill within a certain window of time, provided enough members sign on in support.