House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorFeehery: The governing party 'Release the memo' — let's stop pretending that Democrats are the defenders of the FBI Raúl Labrador, a model for Hispanic politicians reaching higher MORE (R-Va.) said Thursday that he would let Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb HensarlingThomas (Jeb) Jeb HensarlingMick Mulvaney has ignited a firestorm to rein in the CFPB Exiting lawmakers put in calls to K Street GOP rep hits party for passing budget, government funding deal 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 HoyerCongress punts fight over Dreamers to March Calls mount from Dems to give platform to Trump accusers  Citing deficits, House GOP to take aim at entitlements 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.