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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.

February 20, 2015
The White House recently issued an Executive Order 13690, requiring that any new construction or development in, and affecting floodplains funded by the federal government, will be required to meet the level of resilience established in the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS).
February 13, 2015
HUD Secretary Julian Castro was the witness at a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee entitled, “The Future of Housing in America: Oversight of the Federal Housing Administration”.
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February 13, 2015
Tthe House of Representatives passed H.R. 636, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act, by a vote of 272-142.
February 13, 2015
The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved a bill easing the FIRPTA rules for foreign investors in publicly-traded U.S. real estate investment trusts (REITs).
February 13, 2015
The White House recently issued an Executive Order 13690: "Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input."

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