Last month, millions of voters in Texas stood in long lines to vote on Super Tuesday. This year was another record year for voting; however, voting is just the first step in being engaged in the political process. The next step is determining what issues are on the horizon, that may have a positive or negative impact on your business and livelihood. 

In May, thousands of REALTORS® will visit Washington, D.C. to meet with their federal legislators and discuss bills in the 116th Congress. The National Association of REALTORS® just released its 2020 Advocacy Agenda in preparation for May Hill Visits. For the full agenda please visit:

2020 Advocacy Agenda

  • Federal Taxation
    Tax Benefits for Property Ownership
    State and Local Tax Deduction
    1031 Like-kind Exchange
  • Infrastructure
    Critical systems (water, ports, etc.)
    Broadband Internet Access
  • Environment
    Flood Insurance
    Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction
  • Commercial
    Opportunity Zones
    SAFE Banking
  • Business Operations Issues
    Association Health Plans
  • Housing Affordability
    GSE Reform
    Qualified Mortgage
    Federal Mortgage Programs
    Alternative Credit

These issues correlate with HAR’s Governmental Affairs and Advocacy agenda for 2020. A key issue at the local, state and federal level is Housing Affordability. 

If you would like to participate in NAR’s Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, May 11-16, check out