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Washington Report

The Washington Report covers legislative and regulatory policy activities, and is compiled by NAR's Government Affairs policy staff. To receive this content via email, subscribe to NAR's Weekly Report newsletter and check the "legislative & regulatory issues" box.

FHA Releases 2014 Actuarial Report

November 20, 2014: 

On Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, FHA released its Annual Report to Congress and the FY 2014 Independent Actuarial Assessment of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.

TRIA Lobbying Day in DC

November 20, 2014: 

On Wednesday, Nov. 19, the Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism, or "CIAT," conducted a lobbying day on Capitol Hill, meeting with over thirty key members of Congress to urge for a long-term reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, or "TRIA."

Big RESPA Changes in 2015

November 20, 2014: 

On Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 NAR members heard from RESPA attorney Phil Schulman about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) changes to the Real Estate Settlment Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

NAR Urges Congress to Extend VA Limits

November 20, 2014: 

The VA loan limits have remained at higher levels since 2008, at 150% of the GSE loan limits.

President Obama Calls for Strict Net Neutrality Rule

November 14, 2014: 

On Nov. 10, 2014, President Obama asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take up the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality, the principle that says Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all internet traffic equally.

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