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.


On July 21, 2015, NAR along with 8 banking and housing trade groups urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to prevent Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s guarantee fees (g-fees) from being used as a source of funding for the extension of transportation programs.

The House Small Business Committee held the hearing "Taking Flight: Small Business Utilization of Unmanned Aircraft," focusing on small businesses and their use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and the potential that the UAS industry has for the small business community.