Legislation that would establish a national infrastructure bank that could issue up to $60 billion of taxable tax-credit bonds to help finance publicly owned infrastructure projects could be taken up for a vote by the Senate Banking Committee as soon as next month, panel chairman Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., said yesterday.

The committee could vote on the bill "sometime in the next month or so," Dodd said after a committee hearing on the condition of the nation's infrastructure and financing options to improve it.

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