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The EPA is in the process of determining if they will move forward with a proposed regulation on how renovation, repair and painting activities may occur in commercial buildings.
On December 11, 2014 NAR held a webinar on changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
On November 18, 2014 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Reserve held their fourth webinar on changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
On Dec. 5, 2014, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its 2015 Loan Limits.
On Dec. 3, 2014, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, by a strong bipartisan vote of 378-46.
On Monday, Dec. 1, Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) released a "Dear Colleague" letter to the leadership of the House of Representatives urging them to support a long-term reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, or "TRIA."
NAR submitted comments on EPA's proposed regulation to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants.
On November 25th, 2014, FHFA Director Mel Watt announced that he would be directing the GSEs to alter REO policies that would allow all qualified buyers to purchase current Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac REO inventory at market value.
On Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, FHA released its Annual Report to Congress and the FY 2014 Independent Actuarial Assessment of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.
On Wednesday, Nov. 19, the Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism, or "CIAT," conducted a lobbying day on Capitol Hill, meeting with over thirty key members of Congress to urge for a long-term reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, or "TRIA."