Patent Litigation Reform Archive

Tuesday at the Legislative Meetings

Tuesday started early with the Federal Technology Advisory Board. First: We discussed the patent troll legislation that we were supporting through Congress, it was moving along well until the pharmaceutical companies got involved. We are trying to work with...

Chicago Illinois REALTORS® meet with Bobby Rush’s Chief of Staff

REALTORS® from Chicago along with local government affairs directors met with Rev. Stanley Watkins, Chief of Staff, to discuss key issues that affect the housing market. Nykea Pippion-McGriff, FPC came prepared to discuss the new changes that will affect home ownership....

An Inside Look at Hill Visits with the “Show-Me State”

Hill Visits are one of my favorite parts of my job. It is the most powerful example of the REALTOR Party at work, that I have been able to witness. I love seeing the passion of our members and...

A Recap of Day One

The day started with the  8:00 AM Federal Legislative & Political Forum with guests Donna Brazile and Ed Gillespie. Donna Spoke first on gridlock in DC. She said they use traffic circles to move traffic… In circles which is...

Why We’re Here: Capitol Hill Visits

Arguably the most important activity that happens at the #NARLegislative is visits with legislators.  I described in a previous post the role of REALTOR® FPCs in preparing members for Capitol Hill visits.  Here is how a typical Hill visit looks: a...

Arizona Takes The Hill

One of the most important events during this week is when our local representatives head to the Hill to talk to Congressmen and Congresswomen about the issues we’re facing locally as well as nationally. Arizona has always been well...

Tax Reform Not Expected Soon, REALTORS® Still Educate Representatives

REALTORS® from Alaska to Florida descended on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to meet face-to-face with members of the House of Representatives and Congress. While numerous issues were on the radar for REALTORS, protecting the Mortgage Interest Deduction remained a...

The Voice for Real Estate: Legislative Meetings, HUD-1, Trolls

More than 8,000 REALTORS® arrive in Washington to help ensure federal legislation and regulations help rather than hurt real estate. The REALTORS® are in town for the 2015 NAR Legislative Meetings. To learn about the issues, The Voice for...

Federal Technology Sub-committee

If a laptop containing a wealth of consumer’s information was stolen from your company, what would you do? If a REALTOR® in your office tosses short-sale paperwork including the seller’s social security number in your office’s kitchen garbage bin,...
May 15, 2012