The Governmental Affairs Committee (or “GAC) serves to encourage and aide our members in advocating on the importance of tax-advantaged bonds to state and local governments. The committee helps coordinate our federal policy initiatives across other committees and oversees are organizational advocacy work. Check out our advocacy center to see the committee’s work.

Latest from the GAC

Members of the Board of Directors with Congresswoman Terri Sewell
Members of the Board of Directors with Congresswoman Terri Sewell
  • News

LIFT Act Reintroduced in 118th Congress

The three-prong bill would restore tax-exempt advance refunding bonds, modernize the small borrower’s exemption, and implement a new direct pay bond program.

  • In Progress

Board of Directors Nominations

We are now accepting nominations through June 3, 2024, for members to serve on our board of directors.

IRS Form 1040 documents on a wooden table.
IRS Form 1040 documents on a wooden table.
  • News

Gearing Up for a Potential Tax Bill in 2025

Key provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) begin to expire at the end of next year, teeing up the likelihood of a major tax package in the…

U.S. Capitol Building. Source: Ron Cogswell via Flickr
  • News

FY2024 Appropriations

We are tracking the status of FY2024 appropriations, where things stand, and what it all means for bond lawyers.

President Joe Biden (D) waves at the attendees during his State of the Union Address on March 7, 2024.
President Joe Biden (D) waves at the attendees during his State of the Union Address on March 7, 2024.
  • News

Biden Releases FY2025 Budget

The FY2025 appropriations season has begun. Here’s a quick summary of what’s inside and what we’re tracking.

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  • Webinars

Advocacy Town Hall 2024

Member-exclusive discussion and update on NABL’s advocacy priorities hosted on February 6, 2024.

Committee Leadership

Chair

Michael J. Busada

Butler Snow LLP
Shreveport, LA

Vice Chair

Latasha R. Thomas

Clark Hill PLC
Chicago, IL

Board Liaison

Matthias M. Edrich

Kutak Rock LLP
Denver, CO

Other Resources

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Our Priorities

Learn about our federal policy priorities and why they matter to bond lawyers.