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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.

Main Street Coalition Seeks Patent Litigation Reform

January 31, 2014: 

In a letter to Congress today, the Main Street Patent Coalition called for comprehensive common sense patent reform legislation.

Rockefeller Reintroduces Data Breach Bill

January 31, 2014: 

On Jan. 30, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), in the wake of data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus, reintroduced a bill aimed at curbing that threat. This marks Rockefeller's third effort at data security legislation.

Senate Passes Flood Insurance Bill

January 30, 2014: 

On Jan. 30, 2014, the United States Senate voted 67-32 to approve the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (S. 1926), sponsored by Senators Menendez (D-NJ) and Isakson (R-GA).

NAR Comments on Reform Draft

January 17, 2014: 

On Jan. 16, 2014, NAR joined with a group of 18 other real estate associations in sending a comment letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) regarding a staff discussion draft released by the Committee on Nov. 21, 2013.

Flood Insurance Update: January 17, 2014

January 17, 2014: 

On Jan. 16, 2014, Congress passed the Omnibus Appropriations Bill (H.R. 3547) to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, 2014.

NAR Comments on QM Rule

January 17, 2014: 

On Jan. 14, 2014, NAR submitted a statement for the record to the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit hearing on "How Prospective and Current Homeowners will be Harmed by the CFPB's Qualified Mortgage Rule."

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