Capitol Hill Archive

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...

What Does One DO At MidYear Meetings?

I have had several local Realtors ask me about MidYear…what it means…what happens….how to navigate. Other contributors will have lengthier posts that tell the story better, but here’s one quick perspective. 1. You can see your legislators face to...

Taking It To the Hill

This was my 3rd year attending the MidYear meetings, however this was my 1st time going on the Capitol visits with my state. It definitely won’t be my last. The day started with a fantastic lunch at Charlie Palmer...

Utah REALTORS Take Their Issues to the Hill

Approximately 60 Utah REALTORS spent their afternoon discussing issues vital to the housing market with their Members of Congress. The afternoon started with a state caucus meeting with Jamie Gregory, one of NAR’s Chief Lobbyists, walking us through the...