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Washington Report

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.

November 1, 2013
On Oct. 29, 2013, NAR commented on FHA's proposed Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage(QM) Rule.
November 1, 2013
On Monday, Oct, 28, 2013, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE), Carl Levin (D-MI), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced S. 1577: The Mortgage Choice Act.
October 25, 2013
Five federal regulatory agencies are issuing a joint notice of proposed rulemaking to amend regulations pertaining to loans secured by property located in special flood hazard areas.
October 25, 2013
On October 23, four members of the House Judiciary Committee introduced legislation to address the growing problem of patent litigation abuse.
October 21, 2013
NAR President Thomas testified before the Senate Banking Committee telling Congress to raise the debt limit in a timely manner to avoid financial market disruptions.

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