WASHINGTON — Securities and Exchange Commission chairwoman Mary Schapiro told House members Tuesday that her agency is pursuing a number of municipal securities investigations across the country.

In testimony before the House Appropriations Committee’s financial services subcommittee, she also said SEC officials would like to talk to lawmakers about increasing the commission’s authority over muni disclosure after it implements the bulk of the initiatives mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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