As the 116th Congress kicks off in early 2019, attention will turn to major policy initiatives that were unfinished in the previous session and at the top of this priority list will be infrastructure.
The BDA is planning events in the coming months to further its position as a thought leader on infrastructure finance – from a Main Street perspective. As key details continue to emerge, the BDA will provide updates.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee released a discussion draft this summer, outlining at a very high-level, priorities for a future package. A focus of the draft was innovative financing mechanisms, including public-private partnerships. The BDA views this as an opportunity to advance member priorities: PAB’s, advance refundings and continued protection of tax-exempt municipal bonds.
These events will not only help drive the narrative for the need of a sweeping infrastructure overhaul but allow the BDA to position itself as a policy expert for this discussion.
Bond Dealers of America
January 24, 2019