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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.

March 29, 2013
After a brief suspension of activity caused by a lack of funding, the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee program restarted on March 27, 2013.
March 29, 2013
NAR and other industry groups' letter to the Senate supporting proposed 2014 budget amendment S. 336, the Marketplace Fairness Act.
March 29, 2013
On March 27, 2013, the U. S. Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development issued Administrative Notice (AN) 4711 regarding the use of 2010 Census data in the administration of direct loan, loan guarantee and grant programs across Rural Development programs.
March 22, 2013
Last week Congress passed the Continuing Resolution, which funds the government for remainder of the fiscal year.
March 15, 2013
In an official letter to lenders, HUD Assistant Secretary and FHA Commissioner Carol Galante has advised of possible FHA mortgage processing delays due to the sequestration of 2013 funding which began March 1.