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The House of Representatives approved H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act (Johnson; R-TX), by a vote of 236-175.
NAR 2017 President William E. Brown urged new Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to protect the current tax benefits of homeownership as the Trump Administration seeks to reform the federal income tax system
President Trump released the "America First - A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again".
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson began his nation-wide "listenting tour" to better understand the way HUD and its programs are working in the day-to-day sense.
The Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee held the hearing "Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Innovation, Integration, Successes, and Challenges."
The House of Representatives held the first of several hearings on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
NAR along with several housing and mortgage industry trade groups sent a letter thanking Reps. Sanford (R-SC) and Sherman (D-CA) for reintroducing H.R. 916, the "Risk Management and Homeowner Stability Act."
Dr. Ben Carson was approved by the United States Senate by a vote of 58-41, and was sworn into office by Vice President Pence.
President Trump signed an Executive Order that begins to unwind the Obama administration's controversial Clean Water Rule.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Department of Treasury is again extending the Global Targeting Orders (GTOs) that impose data collection and reporting requirements on title companies involved in certain high-end real estate transactions.