Build America Bond Revival Draws Bipartisan Support in Congress
By Amanda Albright and Kaustuv Basu
May 18, 2021, 4:31 PM
Democrats and Republicans in Congress are in favor of reviving an Obama-era bond program for states and cities to help spur increased spending on infrastructure projects.
Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon who chairs the Senate Finance committee, said at a hearing of the panel Tuesday that there is bipartisan support for creating a new borrowing program akin to Build America Bonds as President Joe Biden seeks to enact a major infrastructure spending plan. The federal government paid some of the interest bill for such securities under a temporary program enacted after the last recession.