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What the government shutdown means to REALTORS®

Tuesday, October 1, 2013  
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Congress has failed to approve a Continuing Resolution (CR) providing funding for most government operations. Therefore, spending authority for most of the government expired at midnight on Sept. 30, 2013. Until legislation providing for funding is signed into law, many offices and programs of the federal government are now shut down.

This means many, but not all, government programs, including some that impact federal housing and mortgage programs, have been suspended or slowed due to the lapse in government funding.

Read about the status of federal housing programs

Related: The Affordable Health Care Act

As part of efforts to address the health insurance needs of members, the National Association of REALTORS® has advocated for reform of the health insurance markets that provide coverage to the self-employed and small employers.

Here are links to information about new health care reform laws that will make a major change to many aspects of our health care system.

 For the most up-to-date information about the Affordable Health Care Act, including its legislative status, implementation date, etc., please visit the NAR website at

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