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South Carolina REALTORS® Release November Market Data

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its November 2015 real estate market reports, showing that residential real estate experienced the best year for that month since the recession. The year is wrapping up to have the best national showing since 2006

Lee Calls For HUD Zoning Rule To Be Defunded

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement Thursday, reminding Republican leaders that the upcoming government funding bill is the last opportunity conservatives have to stop the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Final Rule.”

ASHFORD SUPPORTS EXPANSIVE BIPARTISAN ENERGY BILL

Ashford voted in support of H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015. The bill streamlines the federal approval process for hydroelectric generation facilities and natural gas transmission lines. The legislation also improves the Department of Energy’s ability to coordinate with other agencies to strengthen our electrical power grid system and requires the Energy Department to expedite decisions on pending applications to export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

TESTER FIGHTS TO KEEP HEAT ON FOR THOUSANDS OF MONTANANS

As lawmakers draft budget bills ahead of the December 11th deadline, Senator Jon Tester is urging the Senate Appropriations Committee to provide critical support for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in the final appropriations bil...

Governor Hassan Reiterates Need for Concerns of Local Communities to be Addressed on Northeast...

Continuing her efforts to ensure that the voices of affected communities are heard and that their questions and concerns are addressed, Governor Maggie Hassan today sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), reiterating the need ...

Federal Tax Credits to Create, Preserve Affordable Housing across the State

Six developers across the state were recently awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), a key federal funding source for creating and preserving affordable housing. The tax credits will provide almost $31 million in upfront cash equity to be used...

Tester’s rural water bill passes Congress

After unanimously passing the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Senator Jon Tester's rural water bill is on its way to the President's desk and is set to become law

Justice Department Asks Federal Court to Shut Down Utah Promoters of Solar Energy Tax...

wo Utah companies are running a nationwide abusive scheme that purports to use false tax deductions and claims of the solar energy credit to reduce their customers’ federal income tax liability, according to a complaint filed today by the Justice Department.  The United States’ complaint seeks to stop Utah companies RaPower-3 LLC and International Automated Systems Inc

TESTER PUSHES SENATE TO BETTER SUPPORT RURAL WATER PROJECTS

U.S. Senate After Congress last month finally agreed to a bipartisan budget deal that prevents devastating across-the-board spending cuts, Senator Jon Tester is pushing the Senate to support water projects that could mean life or death for communities ...

Senators Coons, Carper urge highway bill conferees to shorten multi-year transportation bill, maximize investments...

U.S. Senators Chris Coons and Tom Carper (both D-DE) today sent a letter to House-Senate conferees negotiating a final Highway and Transportation Bill compromise, urging them to focus on our nation’s crumbling infrastructure by shortening the authorization period for the bill and using the savings to maximize annual investment levels for all surface transportation programs

Attorney General’s Office Acts To Protect Manufactured Housing Tenants From Improper Conduct By Community...

Attorney General Matt Denn’s office has filed suit against the owner of three Delaware manufactured housing communities for attempting to financially pressure tenants to give up their legal right to arbitrate proposed rent increases

TESTER, DAINES LEAD EFFORT TO COMBAT NATIVE AMERICAN VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

Since 2008 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has administered the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) initiative to support homeless veterans. But prior to 2015 tribes and tribal housing authorities had been unable to re...

Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton

Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Clean Water Council, the ClearWay Minnesota Board of Directors, and the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.

Hatch Works to Repeal Costly “Waters of the United States” Rule, Urges EPA to...

Senator Orrin Hatch, the senior Republican in the United States Senate, has joined 46 other Senators in introducing a joint resolution disapproving of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a...

Senators seek to nullify expanded EPA water rule definition

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., joined Joni Ernst R-Iowa, along with 44 Senate co-sponsors, in introducing a joint resolution that would disapprove of a rule that the senators say is an EPA power grab through control of the country’s waterways.

Barrasso Questions EPA Administrator on Gold King Mine Disaster, WOTUS and Clean Power Plan

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) questioned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy about the Gold King mine disaster, the EPA’s waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, and the Obama administration’s final clean power plan. Administrator McCarthy was testifying before today’s Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee oversight hearing.

Infrastructure Investments: Building blocks for a healthy economy

There’s hardly anything our family consumes that isn’t somehow impacted by rail. From the food we eat to products we use in our homes, the reliability of our nation’s railways is critical. In South Dakota, that importance is even more prominent. Nearly every commodity we produce is exported and shipped via rail. Disruptions or delays have an immediate and costly impact, as we saw early last year. If our infrastructure crumbles, so does our economy

Pennsylvania Water Utility to Reduce Sewage Discharges to Delaware River and Local Creeks

The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority (DELCORA) resolving alleged Clean Water Act violations involving combined sewer overf...

DSHA LAUNCHES TWO NEW PROGRAMS TO HELP HOMEBUYERS

Governor Jack Markell joined Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi today to announce two new homeownership programs that will help make homeownership more affordable

Energy Committee Advances Two Barrasso Water Bills

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) praised the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for passing two Barrasso water bills, the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Transparency Act S. 593 and S. 1305, a bill that would expand the water storage capacity...

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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.

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Enterprise Community Partners

Brian McLaughlin to lead Enterprise Community Development, one of the nation’s...

Brian McLaughlin has been named president and CEO of Enterprise Community Development (ECD), a new organization that brings together two of the Mid-Atlantic’s leading developers and managers of affordable, well-designed homes: Community Preservation