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Resources for Policymakers

The MSRB serves as a resource on the municipal market for Members of Congress and their staff seeking objective, authoritative information to help guide policymaking decisions. Consult the MSRB for:   

Market Data and Research

MSRB data highlight municipal market trends and can inform lawmakers about potential implications of policymaking in the areas of infrastructure finance and capital markets. 

Congressional Testimony


Constituent Inquiries and Assistance

The MSRB is available to provide objective information about matters concerning the municipal market, public finance, investor and municipal entity protection, and financial regulation. The MSRB provides free educational resources for investors and state and local governments, and can assist your constituents with questions about the municipal market and their financial professionals.


About the MSRB
  • The Role and Jurisdiction of the MSRB
    Read about the mission of the MSRB and its oversight responsibilities.
  • Investor Protections in the Municipal Securities Market
    Learn about the protections afforded to individual investors in the municipal market provided by MSRB and other federal securities regulators.
  • EMMA® for Policymakers
    Learn how to use EMMA to find infrastructure projects financed with municipal bonds in a congressional district.
  • Self-Regulation and the Municipal Securities Market
    Read the MSRB's perspective as the self-regulatory organization for the municipal securities market.
  • MSRB Report Card
    View a summary of the MSRB’s progress toward enhancing market structure, improving disclosure practices and promoting regulatory efficiency in alignment with recommendations of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s 2012 Report on the Municipal Securities Market.
  • Regulatory Efficiency
    Monitor progress on the MSRB’s effort to promote regulatory efficiency by ensuring that new and existing municipal securities regulations function as efficiently as possible and are consistent with those of other regulators, when possible.
  • MSRB Policy on Economic Analysis
    Read the MSRB’s policy for conducting economic analysis when engaged in the rulemaking process.
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