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Congress passed, and the President signed, an omnibus budget bill that funds the federal government through Sept. 2018. The bill contains several provisions related to wildfires that NAR has supported.
Late on March 21, 2018, House and Senate negotiators released a comprehensive “omnibus appropriations bill,” which is designed to fund the federal government for the balance of the fiscal year ending on September 30, 2018.
The National Association of REALTORS® testified before the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions in support of current regulatory efforts to expand association health plans (AHPs).
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued several other Requests for Information (RFIs) and extended the comment deadlines for a few previously issued RFIs.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made available the proposed newly ineligible area maps for Rural Development Single Family Housing and Multi-Family Housing programs, including Section 502 rural housing loans.
On April 1, 2018, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) premium rates are set to rise an average of 8%.
NAR recently submitted comments on the Department of Labor’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) aimed at improving American's health insurance options by expanding access to Association Health Plans (AHPs).
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued another Request for Information (RFI), focused on the agency’s rulemaking processes.
The Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) put out a notice for comment concerning a formal request by Tri-Star Bank of Tennessee for a temporary waiver of appraiser certification or licensing requirements pursuant to the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has extended the foreclosure moratorium for borrowers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands affected by Hurricane Maria.