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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.

Analysis of Camp Tax Reform Draft

February 28, 2014: 

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released his long-awaited discussion draft for comprehensive reform of the tax code.

Senate Hearing on TRIA Reauthorization

February 28, 2014: 

On Feb. 25, the Senate Banking Committee held Part II in a series of hearings to examine the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) of 2002, which sunsets on December 31, 2014.

Senate Introduces Patent Demand Letter Legislation

February 28, 2014: 

On Feb. 26, Senators McCaskill (D-MO) and Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced legislation that will better equip the nation’s top consumer protection agency with the tools needed to crack down on “patent trolls”—companies that buy patents, but then fail to actually produce goods or services, opting instead to intimidate or sue other small businesses.

NAR Submits Letter to Congress on QRM

February 28, 2014: 

On Feb. 26, 2014, NAR sent a letter to the House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises for a hearing on the Dodd-Frank Act’s impact on asset-backed securities.

Freddie Mac Clarifies Auction Pilot

February 28, 2014: 

On Feb. 20, 2014, Freddie Mac Senior Vice President for Single Family Servicing, Tracy Hagen Mooney, sent a letter to NAR President to address member concerns about Freddie Mac's short sale/auction pilot.

Coalition Steps Up Education on Water Rule

February 28, 2014: 

The Waters Advocacy Coalition, of which NAR is an active participant, has stepped up its educational activities on the issue of "Waters of the U.S." by hosting a Forum for congressional staff on Capitol Hill and hosting a separate webinar for interested individuals and organizations.

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