A new study from the Beacon Hill Institute (BHI) for Public Policy Research shows the economy and the construction industry would benefit if Congress passed the Public Buildings Renewal Act (PBRA). The PBRA ( H.R. 960 / S. 326 ) would allow private activity bonds, through public-private partnerships, to finance the construction of government buildings. According to BHI's study, that would create tens of thousands of new jobs, fast track construction and save taxpayers billions of dollars in the cost to construct public buildings. Read more details about the study here .