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.
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