House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorRace for Republican Speaker rare chance to unify party for election Scalise allies upset over Ryan blindside on McCarthy endorsement 2018 will test the power of political nobodies MORE (R-Va.) said Thursday that he would let Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb HensarlingThomas (Jeb) Jeb HensarlingOvernight Finance: Wells Fargo hit with B fine | Top lawmakers want execs punished | Banks cash in on tax law | GOP chair blasts FDIC over data security House plans May vote to repeal auto-lending guidance Hensarling, Waters say Wells Fargo execs should be punished after record fine MORE (R-Texas) take the lead on negotiations to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank — for now.

Cantor deferred to Hensarling upon a query about the Export-Import Bank from House Minority Whip Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerSenior Dem on leadership shake-up: ‘All of us have got to go’ if GOP holds House House consumed by leadership races Hoyer: Dems eyeing ways to roll back GOP tax law MORE (D-Md.) during their weekly colloquy.

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"I will look to him and his leadership on that issue as the committee works its way through the varying issues," Cantor said. "We will see what the Financial Services Committee does."

The charter for the Export-Import Bank, which provides financing for U.S. agencies to sell goods overseas, expires at the end of September. But a deal to reauthorize the credit agency will be difficult because Hensarling thinks it should be abolished.

Conservatives argue that the Export-Import Bank is a form of corporate welfare. Supporters, however, say it is a self-sustaining entity that boosts U.S. exports.

Two years ago, Cantor ultimately negotiated a deal to reauthorize the bank with Hoyer. But when Hoyer said last month that his office had already begun preliminary discussions with Cantor on the issue, Cantor's office insisted that no such talks were happening.