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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.

Bipartisan Lead Paint Letter

May 3, 2013: 

Fifty-one bipartisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Acting Administrator of the EPA Robert Perciasepe addressing the EPA’s recent proposed rule on lead paint in commercial buildings.

NAR President Testifies at Tax Reform Hearing

April 26, 2013: 

President Gary Thomas testified at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee entitled “Tax Reform and Residential Real Estate.”

Bill Could Extend Rural Housing Loan Access

April 26, 2013: 

Senators introduced S. 766 to grandfather existing communities eligible for rural housing programs.

Senate Immigration Reform Bill Introduced

April 26, 2013: 

Immigration reform remains a top priority of the Administration and many in Congress. On April 16, 2013, a bipartisan group of 8 Senators introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill, S. 744, The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.

HUD to Close Field Offices

April 26, 2013: 

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) plans to close sixteen field offices.

Senators Urge EPA to Drop Waters Guidance

April 26, 2013: 

Thirty Republican senators are pressing the Obama administration to scrap its controversial guidance for clarifying convoluted oversight of wetlands and other water resources as U.S. EPA prepares to take up a rulemaking on the issue.

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