WASHINGTON — President Obama’s nominee for assistant secretary of the Treasury Department for financial markets suggested Tuesday that he is willing to work with lawmakers on developing tax-credit bonds such as the transportation and regional infrastructure project, or TRIP, bonds.

“Improving infrastructure in this country is something that the administration has been very focused on,” Matthew Rutherford, who has been nominated for the post after serving as deputy assistant secretary for three years, said during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee.

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