The Washington Report covers legislative and regulatory policy activities, and is compiled by NAR's Advocacy Group policy staff. To receive this content via email, subscribe to NAR's Member's Edge newsletter.
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) issued a series of Requests for Information (RFIs) on various agency practices seeking input from the public and outside stakeholders. NAR has submitted comments on many of the Bureau activities.
Twelve attorney generals (AGs) filed suit against the Department of Labor (DOL) challenging the Association Health Plan (AHP) rule issued in June. The state AG’s include New York, Massachusetts, California, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, plus D.C.
Staff from NAR’s Federal advocacy team met with analysts from the Government Accounting Office (GAO) to discuss the current state of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in conservatorship and its impact on the real estate market.
The Supreme Court's holding in Wayfair overturned a 26-year precedent, and it gives states the ability to require that some online retailers charge and remit sales tax on purchases made by residents, even absent a physical presence within the state.
House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) released a draft infrastructure bill in an effort to reinvigorate stalled momentum on the issue.
NAR members, including both appraisers and agents, were invited to participate in a stakeholder roundtable with Fannie Mae hosted by NAR in the NAR DC offices.
On July 18th, 2018, NAR hosted its annual Appraisal Summit in Washington DC. The Summit brought together REALTORS® including appraisers and agents, as well as AMCs, government officials, trade associations, and private market entities, to discuss and engage on hot topics in real estate valuation.
NAR released a report summarizing insights gleaned from NAR’s roundtable on reform of the secondary mortgage market.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have proposed changes to regulations implementing the Endangered Species Act.
These modernization goals are practical, attainable, and will improve the ESA's ability to preserve our nation's plants and animals.