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Most Recent Legislative Updates

CAPP Introduced in the House; President Obama Designates Largest Marine Monument in the World;Upcoming Events

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 35, September 26, 2014 → Creating American Prosperity through Preservation Act Introduced in the House Representatives Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), along with three bipartisan cosponsors, Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Mike Kelly (R-Penn.), and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) introduced the Creating American Prosperity through Preservation Act (CAPP) in the House. This bill would …

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House Passes C.R, NPS Releases Annual HTC Impact Report, Upcoming Events, Stories from Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 34, September 19, 2014 → House and Senate Pass Continuing Resolution to Keep Government Funded until Dec. 11th The U.S House of Representatives and Senate passed a Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded until December 11th.  The House passed the resolution in 319-108 vote. The Senate quickly followed, …

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Upcoming State Events; Advocacy Scholars- Call for Papers

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 33, September 12, 2014 → Upcoming Event 2014 Advancing Justice Conference The 6th annual Advancing Justice Conference will be held September 25-26th in Washington D.C. Hosted by Asian Americans Advancing Justice, this is the largest national conference that focuses on advancing civil rights and social justice for Asian …

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Gillibrand Calls for Barge Canal to be Added to National Register; Sec. Jewell Celebrates Anniversary of Conservation Bills; CA Senate Passes HTC; NC May Revisit HTC’s

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 32, September 5, 2014 → Sen. Gillibrand Calls for Barge Canal to be Listed on National Register Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) wrote a letter to the National Park Service urging them to add the Barge Canal to the National Register of Historic Places. The Barge Canal expands over …

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Congress Returns Sept. 8th; Status of FY 2015 Appropriations Bills; California HTC Bill Awaits Senate Vote; Recognizing Historic Labor Movement Sites; Advocacy Scholars- Call for Papers

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 31, August 29, 2014 → Congress Returns Sept. 8th Senate and House members will return from the in-district work period Sept. 8. This leaves little time for the House and Senate to pass the remaining FY 2015 Appropriations Bills before the end of the end of the fiscal …

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Preservation Stories

Preservation Stories: Amtrak’s Great American Stations Project

Completed Kingman train station. Photo courtesy of the City of Kingman.

Amtrak’s Great American Stations Project Approximately one-third of all Amtrak-served stations are listed on the National Register, and many are also included on state and/or local registers. The depot is one of the most visible reminders of America’s extensive railroad heritage and represents a variety of architectural styles. Train stations can ignite economic development, spur tourism and historic preservation efforts, figure into public …

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Preservation Stories: Mill No. 1, Baltimore, MD

Baltimore's Restored Mill No. 1. Image courtesy Terra Nova Ventures, LLC.

During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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Preservation’s Best: The Warehouse Lofts, Macon, GA

Bryan Nichols, developer of the Warehouse Lofts accepting his Preservation's Best award.

During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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Preservation Stories: Harvest Commons, Chicago, IL

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During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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Preservation Stories: Elm Terrace, Portland, ME

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During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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Advocacy Week Highlights

Advocacy Week Recap: Grassroots to Grasstops – How to Make the Preservation Pitch

One of Preservation's Best, Elm Terrace historic rehabilitation in Portland, ME receives award at Congressional Reception. Pictured (left to right)
Darlene Taylor,  Preservation Action;
Senator Angus King (I-ME); Erin Cooperrider,  Community Housing of Maine; Cullen Ryan, Community Housing of Maine; Michael Phillips,  National Trust Community Investment Corporation

As Preservation Action celebrated 40 years of advocacy for historic preservation policy, National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week participants found the most essential tool in historic preservation under threat. Panelists and speakers gave the rally cry for preservationists to increase their activity on the historic tax credit and historic preservation funding and to hold legislators accountable. …

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A Note from PA President, Darlene Taylor on Advocacy Week

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Preservation Action is celebrating 40 years of advocacy for historic preservation policy. With threats in Congress to eliminate the Historic Tax Credit – legislation that is for Preservation Action and our founding President, Nellie Longsworth, the start of our mission – this is a pivotal moment. When cities across the country were destroying empty and …

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Obama Releases FY15 Budget Request; Keep the Historic Tax Credit; Thank you for your Advocacy and Meetings Follow-Up

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 10, March 7, 2014 → President Obama Releases FY 2015 Budget Request Michael Degnan of the White House Council on Environmental Quality presented highlights of the President’s FY 2015 budget during Advocacy Week’s Domestic Policy Briefing. Keep the Historic Tax Credit! We’ve been here before – and we’ll …

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