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.
The White House has moved to curb the power of federal regulators by directing them to submit nonbinding guidance documents to the budget office for review, a step that could improve transparency and accountability for any rule with a potentially large impact on the economy.
The 2019 edition of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) comprehensive annual report on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions shows a long-term trend in falling greenhouse gas emissions.
In the wake of the recent litigation uncertainty posing threats to the Department of Labor’s Association Health Plan (AHPs) rule, Sens. Enzi (R-WY), Alexander (R-TN), and others, introduced the “Association Health Plans Act of 2019.”
NAR recently spearheaded an industry coalition letter to urge the U.S. Senate to confirm Dr. Mark Calabria to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down parts of the Association Health Plan (AHP) rule finalized by the Department of Labor last summer that expanded access to health insurance benefits through these plans.
Nina Dosanjh, NAR's Vice Chair of Federal Technology Policy, testified before the Senate on Tuesday as Congress continues its push to craft data privacy legislation.
NAR submitted comments on the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) efforts to create a framework that would allow the GSEs to review and adopt new credit score models.
Vince Malta, NAR President Elect, presented testimony at the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing entitled the “Chairman’s Housing Finance Outline: Part 2.”
FHA's Technology Open to Approved Lenders (TOTAL) Mortgage Scorecard may flag certain mortgages with case numbers assigned on or after March 18, 2019 submitted through the automated underwriting system (AUS) and require the lender to manually underwrite those loans.
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) has published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit comment on proposed rules related to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing.