REALTORS® voice concerns to U.S. Rep. Kelly

(L to R) Jim Sim, U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly and Tom Joseph

IAR local Government Affairs Director Tom Joseph and Jim Sim, a member of the IAR Federal Political Coordinator Contact Team and president-elect for the Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®, met with U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (2nd District) in Matteson today to update her about REALTOR concerns on several issues facing Congress.

Sim, the broker-owner of Oak Leaf Realty in Frankfort, and Joseph shared REALTOR®:

  • support for keeping 1031 like-kind exchanges,
  • concerns about the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule changes,
  • support for a bill that would protect the real estate industry from frivolous lawsuits by patent trolls alleging patent infringement, and
  • opposition to a rule-making regulation submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding waters of the U.S.

Rep. Kelly pledged to review the REALTOR® feedback with members of her staff.

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