U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi meets with Illinois REALTORS® led by Federal Political Coordinator Kinga Korpacz. The meeting was in the Congressional Dining Room at the U.S. Capitol.

Flood insurance, infrastructure needs among topics discussed

Illinois REALTOR® Sonia Anaya with U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Anaya is the association’s FPC for Garcia.

Illinois REALTORS® in Washington, D.C., finished up visits with the state’s senators and representatives on Thursday, making sure the policymakers understood where the association and its members stood on a variety of real estate policy issues.

The visits began on Tuesday with a session with Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin, and ended on Thursday morning with a hallway meeting with Rep. Cheri Bustos.

The meetings were held in a variety of venues. In most, REALTORS® packed offices in gatherings led by the association’s Federal Political Coordinators.

Rep. Raja Krisnamoorthi met with REALTORS® Thursday morning at a special breakfast in the Congressional Dining Room in the U.S. Capitol. And, Rep. Brad Schneider held a meeting in a antechamber of a committee meeting room on Wednesday. Others, such as Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Bustos met with REALTORS® in hallways between committee meetings.

In each meeting, REALTORS® made sure lawmakers knew they wanted a lengthier extension for the National Flood Insurance Program, and they asked what could be done to address infrastructure needs which fuel the economy.