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Federal Issues

As America's largest professional trade association, the National Association of REALTORS® actively protects the interests of its nearly 1 million members daily. From its building located steps away from the United States Capitol, NAR advocates for federal policy initiatives that strengthen the ability of Americans to own, buy and sell real property. Here is a snapshot of key advocacy information NAR offers:

2015 Advocacy Agenda

During the 113th Congress, the REALTOR® legislative and regulatory agenda has been focused on efforts to stimulate, stabilize, and strengthen real estate markets across the nation while protecting the business interests of members. A fundamentally sound and dynamic U.S. real estate market is an essential component of the American economy and fosters vibrant communities in which to live and work.

All Advocacy Issues

Learn about key issues, NAR's position, and how they affect REALTORS®, home buyers, and private property owners by browsing all advocacy issues. 

You can also search the issues via the Federal Issues Tracker. There you'll find:

●Bills and Regulations: NAR tracks hundreds of legislative and regulatory proposals every day. Find out where these proposals stand.
●Congressional Testimony: NAR provides expert testimony to committees in both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
●Letters to Congress: NAR's President sends letters to lawmakers stating the association's position on certain issues.
●Letters to Federal Agencies: NAR's President sends letters to agencies that regulate some part of the real estate transaction.

Advocacy News

Read weekly "Washington Report" articles recapping NAR's activity on the hill.

Opportunities to Get Involved

NAR encourages its members to become involved in civic life, to become knowledgeable about the issues, and support initiatives that promote a healthy and sustainable real estate market. Learn about the ways you can become an involved and informed REALTOR®, including: