Legislative and Federal Affairs

As the primary regulator of the municipal securities market, the MSRB engages in legislative and federal affairs activities in support of its Congressional mandate to promote a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB provides information and technical assistance and, upon request, expert advice to members of Congress, the Administration and other federal policymakers related to the MSRB’s statutory mandate to protect investors, municipal entities and the public interest. The provision of technical assistance to Congress and the Administration in support of policymaking related to the municipal securities market is consistent with the MSRB’s mission, established by Congress in 1975 by the Securities Exchange Act and expanded in 2010 by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In compliance with federal law on the disclosure of lobbying contacts related to federal laws, the MSRB is a registered lobbyist under the Lobbying Disclosure Act.