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.
H.R. 1595 creates a safe harbor for federally-insured financial institutions to provide services to cannabis-related businesses in states that have legalized the substance.
The House Financial Services Committee passed a number of NAR-supported bills to expand access to credit.
The Congressional Western Caucus, chaired by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), held a roundtable on 9/24 with several House members and officials from the Department of Interior to discuss a 19-bill draft legislative package they will be introducing to reform the Endangered Species Act.
NAR joined a stakeholder coalition letter to all Members of the U.S. Congress urging a long-term reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (TRIP) before its expiration at the end of 2020.
There has been a lot of press coverage of a new bill introduced in the House that deals with short-term rentals.
NAR submitted a comment to the CFPB regarding its advanced notice of proposed rule making on the qualified mortgage rule "patch".
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a press event in Atlanta to announce its new innovation policies and also to announce the opening of a new bureau office in Atlanta.
The legislation would overturn decades of Supreme Court precedent about indirect infringement and what it means to “induce infringement.”
The proposed rule offers a common-sense approach that allows for economic development while protecting water quality.
The Foundation's Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) is seeking input on whether USPAP should address standards for evaluations, and if so, how to differentiate that from appraisals.