Governmental Affairs News

From the halls of the Capitol to the courthouse steps, REALTORS® are fighting and winning political battles. If an issue is important to real estate, you'll find out about it here.

The Latest News

2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo Registration is Open
Federal

Registration is now open for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC, May 14th - 19th. This is where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy and the association. REALTORS® come to Washington, DC, for special issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities and the industry trade show.

National Flood Insurance Program Extension
Federal

On December 21, 2017, Congress extended the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as part of the continuing resolution to keep the government open through January 19. NAR will continue working with Congress to ensure that the NFIP does not lapse while the Senate works on its version of the 5-year reauthorization and reform measure.

Tax Reform, What it Means
Federal

While NAR remains concerned that the overall structure of the final bill diminishes the tax benefits of homeownership and will cause adverse impacts in some markets, the advocacy of NAR members, as well as consumers, helped NAR to gain some important improvements throughout the legislative process. The final legislation will benefit many homeowners, homebuyers, real estate investors, and NAR members as a result.

Highlights From the NAR Board of Directors Meeting
Federal
After visiting members of Congress and the U.S. Senate, the important business of the NAR takes place. On Saturday, May 20, the NAR Board of Directors met to discuss pressing issues for REALTORS and our industry. The BOD debated matters such as changing the structure of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), opposing rent control measures and implementing legislation to prevent frivolous ADA lawsuits.
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