On Friday, March 9, members of CARW met with Congressman Glenn Grothman of the State of Wisconsin 6th District. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss current issues impacting business and commercial real estate. CARW leaders will travel to Washington DC in mid-May with WRA for the NAR conference with more than 10,000 others. They will meet with all of the Wisconsin Congressional and Senate leaders. Of urgent interest was the status of the steel tariffs and their impact Wisconsin businesses. Congressman Grothman suggested that he and others are working to minimize any negative effects on Wisconsin-based companies. In addition, he discussed the recent tax reforms, federal infrastructure spending, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and changes to ADA legislation as supported by the real estate industry. He emphasized the need for creating bipartisan solutions in the current political environment.
Grothman talked about the Marketplace Fairness Act and upcoming CR that is expected to include an extension of the EB-5 program. If you have specific questions about issues discussed in the session or others, please contact Policy Chair, Adam Williquette.