Capitol Hill Archive

REALTOR® Party Member Involvement Committee (RPMIC)

This committee is tasked with grassroots member participation by developing and executing strategies and programs to develop member involvement in advocating REALTOR® legislative priorities through promoting and utilizing REALTOR® Party resources. 1. REALTOR® Advocacy RPMIC Will: Set and track...
May 15, 2014

Prudential Utah Elite Agents Head To DC

Many people don’t realize that REALTORS® do more than just help people buy and sell homes. REALTORS® are actually the front line of defense when it comes to protecting homeowners from adverse legislation at the federal, state and local...
May 12, 2014

Get Briefed Before Your Capitol Hill Meetings

On May 8, NAR held a Town Hall Meeting webcast, featuring Jerry Giovaniello and the NAR Government Affairs lobbyists and policy staff. Click here to view the recording; it will help you prepare for your Capitol Hill Meetings next...
May 9, 2014

Michigan REALTORS(R) Successfully Lobby on Capitol Hill

This was my second year of Hill visits at the Midyear Meetings, and what a day I had! We started off in the morning with 14th District Representative Gary Peters, who has always shown strong support for housing issues...

Georgia REALTORS® Annual Senate Luncheon

Each year on the day we visit Capitol Hill, REALTORS® from the Peach State have a luncheon with our senators in the Russell Senate Office Building. We are fortunate in Georgia, we have the only REALTOR® in the senate...

Hill Visits with Georgia REALTORS®

Georgia had 176 REALTORS® attending the Midyear Meetings with the majority making the trip to Capitol Hill to meet with our Members of Congress. We met with our two Senators in a luncheon in the Kennedy Caucus Room at...

Wednesdays with Al

During his first term, Senator Franken has proven himself to be a strong and thoughtful supporter of the housing industry, and on Wednesday reaffirmed his willingness to protect FHA programs, preserve Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He offered pragmatic...

Connecticut Realtors Go to The Hill

Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney, wearing his “Homeownership is Not a Loophole” lanyard meets with Realtors from Eastern Connecticut. Incoming Connecticut State President Deb Chamberlain and Federal Political Coordinator Rachael Johnston meet with Congressman Joe Courtney.    ...

Next up: Federal Priority Issues Briefing

First thing Wednesday morning, Realtors from around the country will be briefed for issue discussions with their Members of Congress during their Capitol Hill office visits. Federal Priority Issues include: 1. Preserve the Mission and Purpose of the FHA...

MidYear though the eyes of an FPC

Recently, my state association (Missouri REALTORS®) asked me to be a Federal Political Coordinator (FPC) to Representative Sam Graves (R-MO). As an FPC, my responsibility is educate and influence my Congressman about the issues that are important to the...