WASHINGTON — Though the national infrastructure bank proposed in President Obama’s American Jobs Act met with a frosty reception from Republican lawmakers, there is some support among transportation industry lobbyists and academics for various bank bills pending before both chambers of Congress.

The pending bills would create a federal authority authorized to provide financial assistance to infrastructure projects, including by providing state and local governments with funds to back tax-exempt bonds. But most of the legislation has remained stuck in committees for a year without a vote.

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