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House Panel Approves Internet Tax Moratorium

June 27, 2014: 

On June 19, 2014, the House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, by a vote of 30-4.

FHA 203k Program for Flood Mitigation

June 27, 2014: 

On June 24, the FHA responded to a request from NAR and other groups, regarding the use of the 203k rehabilitation/renovation loan program for flood mitigation.  In the letter, dated February 6, 2014, NAR and the coalition asked FHA to confirm the eligibility of the Federal Housing Administration's FHA Section 203k program for the rehabilitation of homes that have not been damaged in a flood, but are at risk of damage from future flood events.  The 203k has been used in flooded areas to rebuild homes, and the coalition wanted assurance that the program could be used for mitiga

NAR on Rural Access to Credit

June 27, 2014: 

NAR submitted a statement last week to the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit to their hearing entitled, "A Review of Credit Availability in Rural America."

Frequently Asked Questions About Water Infrastructure

June 23, 2014: 

Find answers to who owns the water beneath or bordering a property, withdrawing water from your property, accessing more water resources, and other water-related issues. 

Water Security and Preparedness

June 23, 2014: 

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the mailing of anthrax-laced letters along the East Coast upped the ante for agencies that provide public services, including water. But efforts to secure the nation’s water supply go back to the Clinton years. And in the past decade, the water utility sector has made many voluntary advances to protect drinking water.

New Water Sources

June 20, 2014: 

You could make the argument there’s no such thing as “new” water; it’s not something we can create more of. But an area with a growing population in need of more water has various options for increasing its supply of usable or even potable water. Some, such as the trans-mountain diversions of Colorado, have been in use for decades, but are fraught with controversy. Others, like the groundwater replenishment system in Orange Co., Calif., are relatively new and expensive, but promising.

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