Federal Issues & Legislation

Registration for NAR's 2023 Legislative Meetings is Now Open

NAR is now taking registrations for our annual Legislative Meetings scheduled for May 6 -11, in Washington, D.C. The importance of the REALTORS® advocacy work has become increasingly clear over the last several years. The NAR Legislative Meetings allow us to continue the critical policy conversations at the national level among REALTORS®, lawmakers, and industry leaders.

Coalition Files Suit to Stop WOTUS Rule

At the end of last year, the Environmental Protection Agency's and Army Corps of Engineers' (the Agencies') final Waters of the United States ("WOTUS") rule was released and scheduled to take effect on March 20, 2023. The National Association of REALTORS®, as part of a large coalition, has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to stop the rule from going into effect.

White House Releases Blueprint For Renter’s Bill of Rights

The Biden administration recently rolled out a series of actions it hopes will control high rents, protect renters, and further fair housing principles. The White House Blueprint For Renter's Bill of Rights is intended to support the development of policies and practices that promote fairness for Americans living in rental housing. NAR has been working with the White House for some time on access to safe and affordable housing and has released the REALTORS®' response to the President's proposal.

Congress Extends Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

In a surprise move on July 1, the U.S. Congress cleared legislation extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), popular with REALTORS®, through August 8.

Deadline Relief for Like-Kind Exchange and Opportunity Zone
The IRS has granted relief from statutory deadlines with property owners involved in 1031 like-kind exchanges and opportunity zones.
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