WASHINGTON — Congressional interest in municipal securities has increased significantly at a time when the issuer community does not appear to be as cohesive as it has been in the past, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board’s executive director said this week.

“There’s a lot of interest [in Congress] and I don’t see that waning anytime soon,” Lynnette Hotchkiss said at the Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities federal policy conference here on Monday.

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