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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.

January 31, 2014
NAR has been working with Congress for the last three years to ensure that rural communities continue to have access to rural housing programs.
January 31, 2014
On Jan. 30, HUD announced that it will now accept electronic signatures on most documents involved in FHA mortgage insurance, mortgage servicing, loss mitigation and FHA insurance claims.
January 31, 2014
In a letter to Congress today, the Main Street Patent Coalition called for comprehensive common sense patent reform legislation.
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.
January 30, 2014
On Jan. 30, 2014, the Senate approved the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (S. 1926). The legislation calls for a 4-year timeout on rate increases.