The Washington Report covers legislative and regulatory policy activities, and is compiled by NAR's Advocacy Group policy staff. To receive this content via email, subscribe to NAR's Member's Edge newsletter.
Since the new Congress began, a number of Congressional Committees have held health care related hearings focused on issues ranging from pre-existing conditions to short-term health plans.
The IRS held a public hearing on Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ), seeking input relating to the first round of proposed rulemaking for the program, released in October 2018.
The Interior Department has set out a plan for increased forest cuts and other "active management" approaches in federal forests to reduce wildfire risks.
NAR President John Smaby and several other members of NAR's Leadership met with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, Acting Assistant Secretary and Fair Housing Administration (FHA) to urge them to release the long-awaited FHA condominium rule.
The U.S. Department of Treasury published an update to the National Strategy for Combating Terrorist and Other Illicit Financing, developed from three risk assessments, including one specifically focused on money laundering threats to the U.S. financial system.
NAR submitted comments to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively “the Agencies”) on a the threshold for requiring an appraisal in commercial real estate transactions to $400,000 from the current level of $250,000.
NAR President John Smaby strongly urged U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Carson to release the long-awaited final Federal Housing Administration (FHA) condominium rules
The EPA published a 2018 Year In Review report highlighting the agency's major accomplishments. This report highlights key steps EPA has taken to protect the environment and public health.
Following the end of the government shut-down, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service is once again issuing Section 502 Conditional Commitments, which are required for USDA loans to close.
Federal banking regulators released a final regulation clarifying lender acceptance of private flood insurance. The final regulation implements Section 239 of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, which generally requires lenders to accept private flood insurance meeting a strict statutory definition.