ASA Applauds House Passage of Advance Refundings in Infrastructure Package
This is a common sense measure to help lower borrowing costs and shore up balance sheets for communities across the country.
WASHINGTON – The American Securities Association (ASA) today applauded the House of Representatives for passing an infrastructure package that includes reinstating the tax-exemption for advance refunding of municipal bonds and called on Congress to work together in a bipartisan manner to focus on what’s best for America and modernize our nation’s infrastructure.
“ASA applauds the House for taking an important first step to modernize our nation’s infrastructure and reinstate the tax-exemption for advance refunding of municipal bonds,” said ASA CEO Chris Iacovella. “This is a common sense measure to help lower borrowing costs and shore up balance sheets for communities across the country, and is especially important as municipalities battle the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge the House and Senate to put aside their political differences and work in a bipartisan manner to send an infrastructure bill to the President’s desk.”
In May, ASA sent a letter to House Ways and Means Committee leadership calling on Congress to reinstate the tax-exemption for advance refunding of municipal bonds.
ASA also strongly supports the continued use of municipal bonds as a critical source of financing for infrastructure, affordable housing, and economic development. These bonds allow state and local governments to harness the expertise of the private sector to undertake public projects.
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