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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.

January 17, 2014
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has temporarily waived the blanket hazard, flood, liability and other insurance requirements in Mortgagee Letter 2011-22 for Manufactured Housing, Detached and Common Interest Housing Projects.
January 17, 2014
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has reportedly requested that EPA clarify whether the "significance" of a connection between smaller waterbodies and larger downstream waters marks a technical or policy issue -- echoing questions raised by a coalition of regulated stakeholders, including NAR, who are concerned that the agency may not be adequately weighing the issue as it works to clarify jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA).
January 17, 2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled January 14 that key elements of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) 2010 Open Internet Order are invalid.
January 10, 2014
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) is asking the public for comments about the real estate transaction closing process.
December 27, 2013
On Dec. 20, 2013, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced a 25-day extension for communities who wish to request a change to high cost area loan limits.
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