Realtors® Talk Housing Issue Priorities on Capitol Hill

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Charlotte Realtors® meet on May 16th with Congressman Robert Pittenger in his Capitol Hill office.

Realtors® from Mecklenburg County joined their colleagues from across the nation last week in Washington, D.C. to discuss real estate industry issues with their members of Congress. During a full day of meetings on Capitol Hill, Realtors® met with Senators Thom Tills and Richard Burr, and Congressmen Robert Pittenger and Richard Hudson, as well as the Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Alma Adams. 

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North Carolina Realtors® meet with Senator Thom Tillis on Capitol Hill

While last year’s federal Tax Reform legislation remained a major topic of conversation, Realtors® also advocated for the following critical issues:

  • Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire on July 31st if no action is taken by Congress;
  • Extension of the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Exclusion through the 2018 tax year;
  • A doubling of the current $10,000 deduction limit on state and local taxes (SALT) for married couples filing joint returns;
  • Adoption of legislation protecting Americans from housing discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity; and,
  • Strong Net Neutrality protections to ensure the public has continued open access to real estate websites and MLS search engines.
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Realtors® meet with the Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Alma Adams

Thanks to all those Realtors® who took time out of their busy schedules to lobby for Realtor® Party priorities in Washington!

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