Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

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.

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Federal agencies announced they have eased Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) appraisal requirements for areas of Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have been declared major disaster areas by President Trump due to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
The Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management announced the cancellation of a proposed withdrawal of 10 million acres of public land throughout the Intermountain West. These lands were proposed to be withdrawn as sage grouse habitat, but this massive withdrawal of public lands would have also significantly impacted the economies of communities who relied on this land.

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