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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.

Flood Insurance Update

July 19, 2013: 

With NAR’s support, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) successfully added a 1-year delay of “grandfathered” flood insurance rates to the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Bill as approved by committee on July 18. The House-passed version also includes this provision. Next, the full Senate must vote on the measure.

Congressional Action on Housing Reform

July 12, 2013: 

Last week House Financial Services Chairman Hensarling (R-TX) introduced a comprehensive discussion draft on Housing Finance Reform. The draft bill, called the Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners (PATH) Act, includes reforms to FHA, the GSEs, and the financial regulatory law known as the Dodd-Frank Act.

Administration Unveils Full Regulatory Agenda

July 12, 2013: 

The Obama administration is looking forward to a host of new environmental regulations that go far beyond the president's plans to issue new standards for greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants.

NAR Legal Guidance on Flood Insurance Disclosures

July 8, 2013: 

The 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act reauthorized the federal program for five years.

New Stormwater Rules Delayed Again

July 3, 2013: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on June 18 that a new post-construction stormwater rulemaking has been delayed for a third time.

NAR Testifies Before EPA on Lead Paint

June 28, 2013: 

This week the EPA held a public hearing on on renovation, repair and painting activities in public and commercial buildings.

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