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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.

Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray takes over Helm of CFPB

January 9, 2012: 

On Thursday, January 5, 2011, President Obama installed former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) using a recess appointment.

FHFA Releases Statement on GSE Guarantee Fee Increase

January 9, 2012: 

On December 23rd, 2011, President Obama signed legislation extending the payroll tax reduction and requiring the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA, the conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs)) to raise GSE guarantee fees (g-fees) by at least ten basis points.

NAR Submits Comments On Loan Servicing Compensation

January 3, 2012: 

On December 27, 2011, NAR President Moe Veissi submitted NAR’s comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA, the conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs)) on future mortgage servicing structures and servicing compensation for single-family loans to enhance competition in mortgage servicing and origination.

December 26, 2011

December 26, 2011: 

In this issue: FHA Extends Anti-Flipping Waiver through 2012; Housing Taxed to Pay-for Extension of Existing Tax, Medicare, and Unemployment Benefits.

December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011: 

In this issue: NFIP Extended Until May 12; NAR President Veissi Meets with FHA; CFPB Issues Second Round of Proposed Closing Documents; CFPB Sets Up Mortgage Complaint Hotline; NTSB Urges States to Ban Use of Electronics While Driving

December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011: 

In this issue: Limited Time to Appeal FHA Loan Limits; NAR Supports Bill for Homeless Children; NAR Supports Making Investor Visa Regional Center Program Permanent; NAR Signs onto Accounting Coalition Letter; House Subcommittee Passes RESPA Home Warranty Clarification Act; Rural Development Announces Fee Changes for Refinance Mortgages.

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