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NAR sent a letter to the House of Representatives in support of S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act” that passed by a vote of 258 to 159.
On May 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) extended the Hurricane Maria-related Presidentially-Declared Disaster Areas foreclosure moratorium for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).
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.
U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule to strengthen the science used in regulations issued by EPA.
NAR signed onto a joint trades letter in support of H.R. 5266, the "Product Safety Commission Act of 2018," a bill that would transition the leadership structure at the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) from a sole director to a bipartisan commission.