SIFMA Statement on Move America Act of 2017

   SIFMA Statement on ‘Move America Act of 2017’

Washington, DC, June 2, 2017—SIFMA today issued the following statement from Michael Decker, SIFMA Managing Director, Co-Head of the Municipal Securities Division on the Move America Act of 2017, introduced by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Hoeven (R-ND), which would expand tax-exempt private activity bonds and create a new infrastructure tax credit:

“We commend Senators Wyden and Hoeven for seeking a bipartisan path to bridge the gap between infrastructure funding needs and available resources. The Move America Act leverages the existing and well-proven tax-exempt bond market, which we believe will be the most crucial funding pillar in the upcoming infrastructure package. Congress should seriously consider proposals like this one that help our cities and states secure funding for projects that create jobs and drive economic growth.”


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