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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 4, 2015
The Rural Housing Service wants to help low- and very low-income applicants who do not qualify for the Section 502 Guaranteed Loan Program by advising them about the Section 502 Direct Loan Program.
March 4, 2015
Wording in the Dodd/Frank regulations have been used to require manufactured housing producers to register as mortgage brokers.
February 27, 2015
On Feb. 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new "net neutrality" rules, which gives the Commission strong legal authority to regulate broadband providers more heavily than in the past and restrict their power to control download speeds on the web.
Topics: Net Neutrality
February 27, 2015
On Feb. 26, 2015, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade held a hearing titled “Update: Patent Demand Letter Practices and Solutions.” Vince Malta, NAR’s 2015 Liaison for Law and Policy, testified on behalf of NAR and the United for Patent Reform Coalition, a diverse group of American businesses committed to curbing patent abuses.
February 20, 2015
On Thursday February 19, 2015, NAR hosted a webinar on marketing and services agreements (MSAs) and other agreements under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).

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