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These modernization goals are practical, attainable, and will improve the ESA's ability to preserve our nation's plants and animals.
The proposed fee would be used to improve USDA and RHS technology for the agency's automated guaranteed loan systems.
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) issued a series of Requests for Information (RFIs) on various agency practices seeking input from the public and outside stakeholders.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has ruled that the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection lacked the authority to bring an enforcement action against a New Jersey company “because its composition violates the Constitution’s separation of powers,” and as a result, terminated the Bureau as a party to the litigation.
The Supreme Court announced its holding in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., a case on internet sales tax fairness, in favor of NAR's position that states should be able to require online sellers to collect/remit sales tax on purchases.
The House voted 213-211 to approve the Agriculture and Nutrition Act (aka the Farm Bill), which included an amendment by Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) permanently repealing the 2015 water rule.
President Trump nominated Rae Oliver Davis to be Inspector General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The EPA has sent a proposal to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to clarify which wetlands and waterways are protected by the Clean Water Act.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the income limits for Direct and Guaranteed Rural Housing Loans for 2018.
NAR, in conjunction with IHC Global, met with Mark Green, the Administrator of the US Agency for International Development.