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.