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The House Judiciary Committee marked up and voted to approve H.R. 3765, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015, sponsored by Rep. Poe (R-TX).
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ("Corps") has proposed new and revised Nationwide Permits ("NWPs") for activities that require authorization under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.
Vice Chair David McKey of NAR’s Insurance Committee testified on the small business impacts of inaccurate flood insurance rate increases.
On June 27, 2016, NAR sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in support of their hearing entitled “Examining the Use of Agency Regulatory Guidance, Part II” held on June 30, 2016. In the letter, NAR describes federal regulatory guidance as a double-edged sword, where guidance may clarify certain aspects of a complex rule or impose...
NAR, along with 24 other organizations, is urging FHFA Director Mel Watt to reduce loan level price adjustments (LLPAs) by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The Senate Banking Committee held a hearing titled “Bank Capital and Liquidity Regulation Part II: Industry Perspectives.”
NAR staff attended a workshop at the Federal Trade Commission focused on solar power.
Senators Menendez (D-NJ), Scott (R-SC), Coons (D-DE), and Blunt (R-MO) have introduced S. 3083, a companion to H.R. 3700, the "Housing Opportunities through Modernization Act”.
FAA released the Small UAS Rule, which now permits widespread commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
The House Financial Services Committee marked up and approved H.R. 4854, the Supporting America's Innovators Act of 2016, and H.R. 4855, the Fix Crowdfunding Act, both sponsored by Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC).