House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorThe Democrats' strategy conundrum: a 'movement' or a coalition? The biggest political upsets of the decade Bottom Line MORE (R-Va.) said Thursday that he would let Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb HensarlingThomas (Jeb) Jeb HensarlingLawmakers battle over future of Ex-Im Bank House passes Ex-Im Bank reboot bill opposed by White House, McConnell Has Congress lost the ability or the will to pass a unanimous bipartisan small business bill? 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 HoyerVulnerable Democrats brace for Sanders atop ticket Trump names Pence to lead coronavirus response Trump administration to cut funds from health programs to pay for coronavirus response 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.