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Letter to Speaker Johnson

On Friday, November 10, 2023, NABL leadership sent a letter to the newly-elected Speaker of the House, Michael (“Mike”) Johnson (R-LA). The letter congratulates the Speaker on his recent election and offers NABL as a resource on policy matters relating to municipal bond markets and public finance.

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November 10, 2023

The Hon. Michael Johnson

U.S. House of Representatives
568 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Speaker Johnson:

On behalf of the nation’s public finance attorneys, we congratulate you on your recent election to serve as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. We look forward to working with you and the entire Congress at this pivotal moment.

As you settle into the work ahead, please consider the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) a resource to you and your team on all issues relating to municipal securities and public finance law. Our more than 2,300 members hail from every state― including many from the State of Louisiana. We represent all parts of the municipal market and work on virtually every type of public finance transaction for states, local governments, and nonprofit borrowers.

It is our hope that in working together, we can protect affordable borrowing options and advance legislation that promotes sensible public finance policy for our communities. We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you or your staff to discuss these shared priorities in the near future.

Thank you for your time and attention on these important issues.


Carol J. McCoog

President, NABL
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
Portland, OR

M. Jason Akers

President-Elect, NABL
Foley and Judell, L.L.P.
New Orleans, LA

Michael J. Busada

Butler Snow LLP Shreveport, LA