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Steve Brown Responds to WSJ on Flood Insurance

March 4, 2014: 

NAR President Steve Brown's letter stressed the "need to fully understand the dramatic impact these increases have on property values and ownership sustainability."

Analysis of Camp Tax Reform Draft

February 28, 2014: 

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released his long-awaited discussion draft for comprehensive reform of the tax code.

Senate Hearing on TRIA Reauthorization

February 28, 2014: 

On Feb. 25, the Senate Banking Committee held Part II in a series of hearings to examine the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) of 2002, which sunsets on December 31, 2014.

Senate Introduces Patent Demand Letter Legislation

February 28, 2014: 

On Feb. 26, Senators McCaskill (D-MO) and Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced legislation that will better equip the nation’s top consumer protection agency with the tools needed to crack down on “patent trolls”—companies that buy patents, but then fail to actually produce goods or services, opting instead to intimidate or sue other small businesses.

NAR Submits Letter to Congress on QRM

February 28, 2014: 

On Feb. 26, 2014, NAR sent a letter to the House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises for a hearing on the Dodd-Frank Act’s impact on asset-backed securities.

Freddie Mac Clarifies Auction Pilot

February 28, 2014: 

On Feb. 20, 2014, Freddie Mac Senior Vice President for Single Family Servicing, Tracy Hagen Mooney, sent a letter to NAR President to address member concerns about Freddie Mac's short sale/auction pilot.

Coalition Steps Up Education on Water Rule

February 28, 2014: 

The Waters Advocacy Coalition, of which NAR is an active participant, has stepped up its educational activities on the issue of "Waters of the U.S." by hosting a Forum for congressional staff on Capitol Hill and hosting a separate webinar for interested individuals and organizations.

Realtors® Oppose Tax Plan to Limit Mortgage Interest Deduction, Real Estate Provisions

February 26, 2014: 

NAR supports reforms that promote economic growth, but we strongly oppose severely altering the rules that govern ownership and investment in real estate.

Chairman Camp Releases Tax Reform Discussion Draft

February 26, 2014: 

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) released his long-awaited discussion draft for comprehensive reform of the tax code. In anticipation of the release, NAR sent a letter to all Members of the House on Monday reminding them of NAR’s priorities in tax reform.

House to Vote on Flood Insurance

February 24, 2014: 

The House is scheduled to vote up-or-down on an amended version of H.R. 3370, the Flood Insurance Affordability Act, during the first week of March

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