Illinois REALTORS® spread word about property rights on Capitol Hill

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, holds up a REALTOR® T shirt he got during a Capitol Hill visit on May 11, 2016.

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, holds up a REALTOR® T shirt he got during a Capitol Hill visit on May 11, 2016.

Wednesday marked the first of two days of meetings with Illinois’ congressional delegation.

REALTORS® Bob Eby and Maurice Hampton meet with Illinois REALTORS® on Capitol Hill on May 11, 2016.

REALTORS® Bob Eby and Maurice Hampton meet with Illinois REALTORS® on Capitol Hill on May 11, 2016.

Illinois REALTORS®’ Federal Political Coordinators and their teams met with nearly a dozen of the state’s delegation, including U.S. Reps. Tammy Duckworth, Mike Quigley, Danny Davis, and Rodney Davis.

The REALTORS® discussed making sure guarantee fees collected from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (G-fees, as they are called) aren’t swept for other uses such as transportation. While a recent effort to do this failed in large part to REALTOR® advocacy, the threat still exists that there could be another try to sweep the funds.

REALTORS® left behind information for congressional representatives and their staffs, and provided information on some of the thousands of consumers who responded to NAR calls for action on consumer issues.

Each member of the delegation also got a signature REALTOR® T-shirt as part of the visit.

The Hill visits continue tomorrow with delegations talking to U.S. Reps. Robyn Kelly, Darin LaHood and Peter Roskam, to name a few.

 

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