WASHINGTON – Private activity bonds would play a major role in President Trump’s latest infrastructure plan, according to a purported leaked version of the plan. The six-page document has no reference to the administration in it but is being circulated by lobbyists and publications as the federal government has been shut down for three day, but is expected to reopen through Feb. 8 after a series of votes lawmakers.
Muni market participants are pleased that the latest purported version of the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan would expand and ease restrictions on private activity bonds so that they could play a major role in helping to finance infrastructure projects. The six-page plan was circulated on Monday by lobbyists and publications such as Axios. It makes no mention of the Trump administration and is not dated. Sources had mixed views on its veracity.
WASHINGTON – Two senators have introduced a bipartisan bill that would allow more private activity bonds to be used in connection with public-private partnership arrangements for certain infrastructure projects. The Building United States Infrastructure and Leveraging Development (BUILD) Act, was introduced by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Mark Warner, D-Va., on Jan. 18 – the same day the U.S. Chamber of Commerce proposed a four-part infrastructure plan calling for an expansion of PABs.
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