U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (16th Congressional District) provided updates on legislative issues like flood insurance, tax reform and housing and answered questions from 15 members of the Kankakee-Iroquois-Ford-Association of REALTORS® (KIFAR) Wednesday in Watseka.
Federal Political Coordinator Ed Neaves led the discussion, which also covered developments with the Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Neaves and his fellow REALTORS® emphasized the importance of extending national flood insurance past the Sept. 30 expiration date, since Watseka is in a flood plain and the National Association of REALTORS® estimates that 40,000 real estate transactions could be affected.
Kinzinger is in his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives and his district covers 14 counties in northern Illinois.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin laughs as he is introduced by Illinois REALTORS® Federal Political Coordinator Matt Ferrell at a meeting on Thursday. Both of the state’s senators met with REALTORS® in Washington, D.C. for legislative meetings. Photos: Jon Broadbooks
Illinois REALTORS® met the state’s U.S. senators in meetings on Thursday, a capstone to three days of meetings with elected officials on Capitol Hill.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth meets with Illinois REALTORS® on Thursday in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.
The Illinois delegation met with U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, in a meeting held in the Hart Senate Office Building. Durbin talked about prospects for tax reform, and listened as association members made the case for protecting private property rights.
Durbin was introduced by Illinois REALTORS® President Doug Carpenter and Federal Political Coordinator Matt Ferrell.
Later Thursday, REALTORS® met with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who heard about the need to protect the Mortgage Interest Deduction and the 1031 Like-Kind Exchange tax provision.
Duckworth was introduced by Treasurer-nominee Ed Neaves and Federal Political Coordinator Nancy Suvarnamani.