NAR Legislative Meetings – Washington, D.C.

REALTORS® from across the country gathered in Washington D.C. to discuss federal real estate issues with House and Senate Representatives.  Longleaf Pine REALTORS® met with Senators Richard Burr & Thom Tillis, Congressmen Richard Hudson, and David Price.

The 2018 Legislative Talking Points:

Support Strong Net Neutrality Protections – Congress must enact common sense “rules of the road” that will ensure the internet is an open, competitive place for consumers and for businesses.  REALTORS® told their reprenstatives to support The 21st Century Internet Act

National flood Insurance Program – REALTORS thanked the House for passing HR 2874, The 21st Century Flood Reform Act, that would reform and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program for five years.  REALTORS® urged the Senate to take up HR 2874 to avoid a program lapse on July 31, 2018

Tax Policy – REALTORS® reminded members of Congress and their staffs that healthy real estate markets are key to sustained economic growth.

Equal Access to Housing Opportunities – REALTORS® secured a victory in Congress in 2016 with legislation to ease FHA condominium condominium rules.  However, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has yet to implement these changes.  REALTORS® urged Congress to make HUD implement these changes.

To view the full 2018 Legislative Talking below


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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".