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The Committee of Ways and Means

The chief tax-writing committee of the United States House of Representatives.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

A standing committee of the United States Senate focusing on matters relating to taxation and other revenue measures.

Joint Committee on Taxation

The Joint Committee on Taxation is a nonpartisan committee of the United States Congress that operates with an experienced professional staff of Ph.D economists, attorneys, and accountants, who assist Members of the majority and minority parties in both houses of Congress on tax legislation.


The Department of the Treasury

An executive department of the United States Government tasked with managing government revenue.

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board

The MSRB writes investor protection rules for the United States municipal securities market, including tax-exempt and taxable municipal bonds and other securities issued by states, cities, and counties or their agencies to help finance public projects or for other public policy purposes.

The MSRB has released a new educational video, “The Municipal Bond Market and the MSRB,” that explains in simple terms the roles of municipal bond issuers, investors and the MSRB in the municipal markets.   You can view the video by clicking item number 1, “Learn About the Municipal Market,” featured on the front page.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

A federal agency which is primarily responsible for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation’s stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States.

Member Issuer Organizations

The National League of Cities

NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents.

The National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies

The national association of professionals working to finance affordable housing in the broader community development context at the local level.

The Education Finance Council

The association representing the nation’s nonprofit and state agency student finance organizations.

The Council of Development Finance Agencies

CDFA is comprised of the nation’s leading and most knowledgeable members of the development finance community representing 300 public, private and non-profit development entities.

American Municipal Power

American Municipal Power is a nonprofit corporation that owns and operates electric facilities with the purpose of providing generation, transmission and distribution of electric power and energy to its members.

Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago

The RTA is the third largest public transportation system in North America, providing more than two million rides a day.


The Tax Policy Center

A joint venture of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution, the Center is made up of nationally recognized experts in tax, budget, and social policy who have served at the highest levels of government.

More MBFA Resources

MBFA & CSG Muni Primer – The Municipal Bond Market: Building America’s Infrastructure

Glossary of Terms

A Tax on Municipal Bonds Would Be a Tax on All Americans

Advance Refundings One-Pager

Bonds Promote Fiscal Responsibility

Court Street Group’s Tax Reform Perspective

What Are Bonds?

What Are Private Activity Bonds?

What Does “Capping” the Tax Value on Municipal Bond Interest do?

Small Borrower Bank-Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligations