2/3 of the new Congress did not serve in the last decade. That puts tremendous pressure on NAR and it’s state and local associations to be able to break through
— NAR political consultant Doug Sosnik

The REALTOR® Party

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A powerful alliance of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations working to protect and promote homeownership and property investment.

The REALTOR® Party speaks with one voice to advance candidates and public policies that build strong communities and promote a vibrant business environment.

REALTORS®

  • REALTORS® positively impact their neighborhoods by promoting real property ownership and strong community development.

  • As a trusted resource int he community, REALTORS® are natural advocates for homeownership and real estate issues.

PARTICIPATE

  • REALTORS® embrace their engagement in the legislative and political process

  • No matter the breadth or depth of an issue, REALTORS® are involved in the solution

ADVOCATE

  • The REALTOR® Party creates a groundswell of support for the industry by activating advocates in every corner of the country

  • REALTORS® mobilize to make transformational, lasting change at the local, state, and federal levels of government.

CELEBRATE

  • RPAC is the gold standard for bipartisan political influence among all industries

  • RPAC is continuously perfecting its craft to elect pro-REALTOR® candidates across the country.


 
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The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is working to be at the forefront of discussions as Congress and the White House seek agreement on a comprehensive national infrastructure package next year. The effort to ensure the voice of REALTORS® is heard as the federal government turns its attention to infrastructure as a top federal public policy priority of NAR in 2019. Other priorities include making recent tax law changes better and ensuring REALTORS® have a leading voice in efforts to reform the country’s secondary mortgage market. The priorities were announced at the 2019 REALTOR® Party Training Conference in Minneapolis.

RPAC is celebrating its 50th year as the voice of the real estate industry.  We are made up of 1.3 million activists, thinkers and doers!
— Beth Cristina
You need to make mountains out of moments
— Amy Showalter Grassroots & PAC influence expert

Louisiana’s representatives and REALTOR® volunteers that attended the REALTOR® Party Training Conference include:

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As your Major Investor Council member, I want everyone to know that I am here to help you with a Major Investor event.  This includes to help you plan and write a grant and attend and/or speak at your event if you should desire. Our state is noted for achieving our NAR goals . . . it’s because of YOU. Thank you so much for investing in our industry!
— Carole Horn
RPAC has so many opportunities for states and locals to receive grant dollars for events!
— Judy Holland

Brief Summary of 2019 Policy Priorities

Infrastructure
Infrastructure ranked high on the NAR Member Survey and is expected to be one that Congress and the White House will take up in 2019 and it’s crucial that REALTORS® be leaders in the conversation.   

Federal taxation
The Federal Taxation Committee will consider changes to improve last year’s tax reform law. On the commercial side, the Federal Taxation Committee and the Commercial Committee will seek to advance qualified opportunity zones as a path for real estate investment.

Access to credit
Alternative credit models such as rent payment history will be a focus as NAR works to improve access to credit. NAR will also educate lawmakers about the importance of protecting the availability of 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage financing.

Health insurance
The Insurance Committee will work to protect and promote the U.S. Department of Labor’s rule on association health plans, which expands the use of AHPs but faces hurdles.  

Flood Insurance
The Insurance Committee will continue to work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to finalize comprehensive reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program and modernize flood mapping. In addition, NAR will be working with FEMA to raise public awareness of disaster preparedness. 

Technology
The Federal Technology Committee will promote NAR’s innovation agenda, which includes responsible data security protections, restoration of net neutrality to help maintain an even playing field online, and advancement of remote notarization.


As the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) celebrates 50 years, it is important for REALTORS® to get engaged in the political advocacy process. REALTORS® can stay up to date on the issues and Calls for Action by subscribing to REALTOR® Party Alerts.

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