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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.

NAR President Kicks-off 5-Year Flood Insurance Coalition Push

March 1, 2012: 

As part of an historic “Flood the Hill” coalition of real estate, construction, financial services, insurance, consumer, taxpayer and environmental groups, NAR stepped up pressure on Congress to pass the 5-year Flood Insurance Reauthorization Bill.

Senate Votes to Extend Flood Insurance

March 1, 2012: 

The Senate approved a 60-day extension of the National Flood Insurance Program under an agreement between Senators Reid and Vitter.

NAR Comments on CFPB Proposed TILA Rule

February 27, 2012: 

This week, the 2012 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) President, Moe Veissi, submitted comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) proposed rule amending Truth in Lending (Regulation Z) per Dodd-Frank.

3.8% Tax to go into Effect in 2013

February 27, 2012: 

The health care legislation enacted in 2013 included a new tax that was designed to affect upper income taxpayers.

NAR Meets with FHFA on Short Sales

February 27, 2012: 

On February 15, 2012, the National Association of REALTORS® met with representatives from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the government-sponsored enterprises or GSEs), and GSE regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Administration, toidentify issues impeding the short sale process.

CFPB Issues Outline of RESPA/TILA Rule Proposal

February 27, 2012: 

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a 42 page outline of issues to be considered in crafting the underlying RESPA/TILA regulations to govern a harmonized RESPA/TILA form set.

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