CHICAGO -- Moody's Investors Service and two municipal organizations yesterday joined a growing chorus of concern over proposed amendments to an Airport Improvement Program authorization bill in Congress.

Moody's released a credit report that warned there could be adverse credit implications for airports if the amendments are adopted. Meanwhile, the Government Finance Officers Association and the National League of Cities wrote letters to House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, D-Me., expressing opposition to the amendments, which they said could impede access to airport financing and lead to debt downgrades.

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