Public Affairs Update

Public Affairs Update………………………………….………………………August 9, 2017


  • EPA Releases Rule to Withdraw WOTUS
  • NAR Supports SBA Cyber Security Bill
  • Reaching New Heights
  • Pizza & Public AFFAIRS Wednesday September 6, 2017 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA
  • In Case You Missed It


EPA Releases Rule to Withdraw WOTUS
A proposal to rescind the rescind the Waters of the United States rule, which expanded federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, has been issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [Source: NAR Update 08-03-2017]


NAR Supports SBA Cyber Security Bill

On August 2, the Senate Small Business Committee marked up and approved by a voice vote of 19-0 S. 1428, the Small Business Cyber Training Act of 2017. This bipartisan bill would require small business development centers that have received grants from the SBA to have staff who are certified in cyber security planning methods, and authorizes the SBA to fund that training.  If passed, it will increase access to cyber security expertise for small businesses and improve the safety of their data collection and storage methods.


NAR sent a letter of support for H.R. 1428 to the Senate Committee ahead of the markup. If passed, this bill would provide important additional resources to help reach the goal of improving cyber security practices across the real estate industry.  NAR's Letter to the Senate Small Business Committee. [Source: NAR Update 08-08-2017]


Reaching New Heights

National home prices continue to rise, according to the most recent Home Price Index Report. See which states and metros are showing an appreciation here. » READ MORE [Source: 08-01-2017]


Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday September 6, 2017 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA

Guest Speaker:

Andrea Meneghel, Director of Public Affairs, Boulder Chamber

What He Will Present:

Andrea will present a review of local ballot issues going to voters this November. New taxes, renewing taxes, municipalization, Charter changes and more.


As the ballots firm up we’ll provide more information about the September 6 kick off to the 2017-2018 Pizza & Public Affairs agenda.


In Case You Missed It