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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.

Senate Banking Approves TRIA Bill

June 6, 2014: 

On Tuesday, June 3, the Senate Banking Committee held a mark up hearing of S. 2244, Senator Schumer’s Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) reauthorization bill.  In a strong showing of support, the bill was unanimously approved by the Committee.  NAR sent a letter of support for the bill to all the members of the Committee, and urged those Senators who had not already to cosponsor it.

EPA Publishes "Framework" for Possible Lead Rule

May 30, 2014: 

EPA is seeking public comment on the “Framework for Identifying and Evaluating Lead-Based Paint Hazards from Renovation, Repair, and Painting Activities in Public and Commercial Buildings.”

CFPB issues $500,000 RESPA Fine

May 30, 2014: 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a consent agreement and $500,000 fine to a real estate firm for inadequate disclosure language in an affiliated business disclosure.

Patent Litigation Reform Dies in the Senate

May 23, 2014: 

On May 21, Senate Judiciary Chairman, Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced that he would pull the patent litigation bill that has been under discussion for the past several months from the committee’s agenda.

FCC Propose New Net Neutrality Rules

May 23, 2014: 

On May 15, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to open for public debate new rules meant to guarantee an open Internet.

NAR Urges Support on Rural Loans

May 23, 2014: 

NAR President Steve Brown sent letters to both the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture last week, urging support for Rural Housing Service (RHS) loans.

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