On Wednesday, January 21, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a hearing to discuss innovations in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, or "drones"), the need for FAA rules on their commercial use, and the roadblocks to getting those rules promulgated.
On Thursday January 22, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Maryland Attorney General fined two banks for illegal payments for referrals under the guise of marketing and other agreements under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Research and Development released the final science report, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters.
Topics: Clean Water Act
The Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee and the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, each held a hearing entitled “Protecting Internet and Consumers through Congressional Action.”
Topics: Net Neutrality
NAR submitted comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency on proposed membership rule changes to the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) system to make sure that members maintain an ongoing commitment to homeownership.
Topics: Credit Policy
On Monday, January 12, the President signed H.R. 26, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, into law.
NAR’s Information Central has released a three-part report which recommends a number of security practices to help keep REALTORS® and their business safe online.
Topics: Data Privacy and Security
NAR, along with the United for Patent Reform coalition, to pursue solutions to abusive patent litigation.
Topics: Patent Litigation Reform
Now is the time to start thinking about the RESPA/TILA changes that will go into effect August 1.