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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.

Elements of Net Neutrality Order Overturned

January 17, 2014: 

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled January 14 that key elements of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) 2010 Open Internet Order are invalid.

CFPB Seeks Comment on Improving Closings

January 10, 2014: 

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) is asking the public for comments about the real estate transaction closing process.

FHA Loan Limits Appeals Extended

December 27, 2013: 

On Dec. 20, 2013, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced a 25-day extension for communities who wish to request a change to high cost area loan limits.

Scientists Meet on EPA Water Rule

December 20, 2013: 

A Science Advisory Board panel will recommend the EPA consider the degree of connections that wetlands and streams have with downstream waters in a draft scientific study. This is a positive development for regulated stakeholders because establishing significance of the connection is a test articulated by Supreme Court Justice Kennedy to ascertain which wetlands merit Clean Water Act jurisdiction.

FHA Releases 2013 Actuarial Report

December 13, 2013: 

On Friday, December 13, FHA released its Annual Report to Congress and the FY 2013 Independent Actuarial Assessment of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.

New FHA Loan Limits for 2014

December 13, 2013: 

Much has been going on in the area of loan limits.  Last month, the FHFA announced that the loan limits for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae would not be going down in 2014, as had been previously suggested.

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