Congress weighs changes to muni market

The municipal bond market in the US is still largely in a state of disarray, well over a year after the collapse of the auction rate securities (ARS) sector, though signs of recovery are visible in the fixed rated debt market, Congress has heard.

The House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing last month on four draft legislative proposals designed to address distinct weaknesses in the US municipal finance market that have collectively wreaked havoc in the $2.6 trillion market.


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