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President Trump nominated Michael R. Bright, the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Acting President of the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), to be the President of Ginnie Mae.
NAR signed-on to a business coalition letter urging Congress to increase funding for the decennial census in fiscal year 2019 above the $4.27 billion recommended by the administration to $4.735 billion.
The U.S. Dept. of Energy has released the 2018 Better Buildings Annual Progress Report.
NAR recently submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Notice of Proposed Rulemaking amending the definition of short-term, limited-duration insurance to extend the maximum period from less than three months to no longer than twelve months.
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) has issued a series of Requests for Information (RFIs) on various practices in order to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the Bureau.
NAR submitted a comment letter to the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) within the Treasury Department on the effectiveness of the federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (TRIP), to assist in the FIO's 2018 report to Congress.
NAR sent a letter to Representatives Pearce (R-NM) and Heck (D-WA) thanking them for introducing H.R. 5287, the "Preserving Access to Rural Installment Transactions for Years (PARITY) Act of 2018."
The Board of the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) decided in an open meeting to reject Tri-Star Bank's request for a waiver of commercial appraisal requirements for the Nashville, TN area.
On May 10 at 2 PM EDT, 1 PM CDT, 12 NOON MDT, 11 AM PDT, NAR will conduct a live Town Hall Meeting for REALTORS® who are planning to attend the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.
U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule to strengthen the science used in regulations issued by EPA.