Nation: President Trump Releases Budget

On Thursday, March 16th, President Trump released the “America First – A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” The budget does not include many details, but is more an outline of President Trump’s spending proposals. House and Senate appropriations committees will review the budget proposals and will develop the final budget documents for theContinue reading “Nation: President Trump Releases Budget”

NAR Wants More Affordable Housing Funding

NAR joined more than 1,500 national, state and local organizations and municipalities in a letter to Congressional leaders urging increased funding for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) program.  Using a formula, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) distributes HOME grants to states and local communities for affordable housing activities. The grants areContinue reading “NAR Wants More Affordable Housing Funding”

Congressional Leaders Move to Block EPA Rule

Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees passed a provision that would prohibit the EPA from using any funds in FY 2016 to implement the now-finalized Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. At this time, there is no word yet on when either measure may reach the floor for a vote.  Other spending bans inContinue reading “Congressional Leaders Move to Block EPA Rule”