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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.

Dear Colleague Letter on TRIA Reauthorization

December 5, 2014: 

On Monday, Dec. 1, Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) released a "Dear Colleague" letter to the leadership of the House of Representatives urging them to support a long-term reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, or "TRIA."

NAR Comments on Clean Power Plan

December 5, 2014: 

NAR submitted comments on EPA's proposed regulation to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants.

FHFA Changes GSE REO Policy

November 26, 2014: 

On November 25th, 2014, FHFA Director Mel Watt announced that he would be directing the GSEs to alter REO policies that would allow all qualified buyers to purchase current Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac REO inventory at market value.

FHA Releases 2014 Actuarial Report

November 20, 2014: 

On Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, FHA released its Annual Report to Congress and the FY 2014 Independent Actuarial Assessment of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.

TRIA Lobbying Day in DC

November 20, 2014: 

On Wednesday, Nov. 19, the Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism, or "CIAT," conducted a lobbying day on Capitol Hill, meeting with over thirty key members of Congress to urge for a long-term reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, or "TRIA."

Big RESPA Changes in 2015

November 20, 2014: 

On Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 NAR members heard from RESPA attorney Phil Schulman about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) changes to the Real Estate Settlment Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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