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The Government Affairs Division of BAR is designed to protect and enhance the quality of life of those living in the Birmingham area and Central Alabama by creating a favorable relationship within the government and law making bodies.

 

The BAR Government Affairs helps monitor local, state, and national legislative issues that affect quality of life issues and the real estate industry, review concerns and make recommendations to the Board of Directors, interview candidates running for local and statewide public offices, hold an annual legislative reception, and generate funds to be used for political activities.

 

We encourage youto  get involved in our local government, and to familiarize yourself with BAR’s position on local policies.

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Government Affairs Posts from Our Blog

NAR President Speaks on Patent Trolls

NAR President Speaks on Patent Trolls

Statement on the House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing Examining Patent Demand Letters WASHINGTON — The following statement can be attributed to Chris Polychron, President of the National Association of REALTORS®:  “We are pleased to see the House Energy and Commerce Committee considering the important issue of demand letters. Patent trolls send these threatening letters to […]

Obama: FHA Premium Cut Helps Middle Class

Obama: FHA Premium Cut Helps Middle Class

ORIGINAL ARTICLE POSTED ON REALTOR MAGAZINE In his sixth State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama last night pointed to the cut in the annual FHA insurance premium that takes effect later this month as the kind of “middle-class economics” initiative he wants to focus on to help build on the country’s improving economic […]

Alabama Congressional Reports 2015

Alabama Congressional Reports 2015

Alabama State Report Alabama Congressional District Reports 01 Honorable Bradley Byrne (R) 02 Honorable Martha Roby (R) 03 Honorable Michael Rogers (R) 04 Honorable Robert Aderholt (R) 05 Honorable Mo Brooks (R) 06 Honorable Gary Palmer (R) 07 Honorable Terri A. Sewell (D) All reports are in PDF format.

Realtors® Disappointed Senate Failed to Reauthorize Federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

Realtors® Disappointed Senate Failed to Reauthorize Federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

WASHINGTON (December 17, 2014) – The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron: “The U.S. Senate’s alarming failure to renew the federal terrorism risk insurance program before adjournment will stall commercial real estate development around the country. The Senate missed an opportunity to approve a six-year reauthorization of the Terrorism […]

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