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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.

January 23, 2015
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).
January 23, 2015
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
January 21, 2015
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
January 20, 2015
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
January 20, 2015
On Monday, January 12, the President signed H.R. 26, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, into law.

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