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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.

May 22, 2015
Since 2011, when Republicans won a majority in the U.S. House, regulatory reform has been a key plank of the legislative agenda.
May 22, 2015
On Friday, May 15, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released a notice to clarify requirements for lenders when preparing mortgage transaction documents needed for FHA’s insurance endorsement.
May 22, 2015
On May 21, 2015, the U.S. Senate Banking Committee held a "mark-up" to debate and vote on the "Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015," legislation aimed at removing some regulatory barriers that are currently restricting credit availability for many Americans.
May 15, 2015
The House Small Business Committee recently held a hearing titled "Bridging the Small Business Capital Gap: Peer-to-Peer Lending."
May 8, 2015
On May 6, NAR submitted comments on a recent Executive Order published by the White House, the Federal Flood Insurance Risk Management Standard (FFRMS).