WASHINGTON — Treasury Department officials yesterday touted Build America Bonds as one of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s success stories and a driver of public and private investment, but could not quantify exactly how much the program is costing the federal government.

Alan Krueger, the Treasury’s assistant secretary for economic policy, said the department has not re-calculated the costs beyond the original scoring done by the Joint Committee on Taxation when the program was included in stimulus legislation at the beginning of the year.

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