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On Thursday, September 26, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2600, the “Interstate Land Sales Disclosure Act of 2013,” sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), by a vote of 410-0.
On Sept. 18, 2013, a Senate Banking Subcommittee held the first hearing on implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act.
On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, NAR President Gary Thomas sent a letter to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Acting Director Ed Demarco raising concerns about the continued attempts to increase cost and reduce access to conventional mortgages.
On September 18, 2013, NAR President Gary Thomas sent FHA Commissioner Galante a letter concerning HUD’s new policy preventing dual agency agreements in FHA pre-foreclosure transactions.
On September 19, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing to examine the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) of 2002, which sunsets on December 31, 2014.
On September 17, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) announced a joint proposed rule that purports to clarify which streams, wetlands and other waters are “waters of the United States” and subject to jurisdiction under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA).