CHARLESTON — Congress should give the Securities and Exchange Commission the authority to set baseline standards for issuers’ primary and secondary market municipal securities disclosures, the SEC commissioner charged with conducting a review of the muni market said Tuesday.

In a keynote address here kicking off a three-day conference of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, SEC commissioner Elisse Walter said that in order to enhance investor protection in the market additional authority from Congress would be helpful.

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