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Most Recent Legislative Updates

Encourage Co-sponsorship of CAPP Act; Donate to PAF’s Annual Benefit Auction and Raffle; Upcoming Events and Stories from Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 43, October 24, 2014 → Encourage Your Representative to Co-sponsor the CAPP Act Preservation Action applauds Representatives Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), along with three bipartisan cosponsors, Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Mike Kelly (R-Penn.), and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) for introducing the Creating American Prosperity through Preservation Act (CAPP) in the House. This bill would increase the current historic tax credit from 20% …

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President Obama Designates San Gabriel Mountains National Monument; New ACHP Member Appointed; Preservation on Ballot in NJ

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 42, October 17, 2014 → President Obama Designates San Gabriel Mountains National Monument President Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to establish the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. This designation protects 346,177 acres of national forest land in the San Gabriel Mountain. The national monument is …

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PA Expresses Opposition to Military LAND Act, Ceremony for Poverty Point UNESCO Site, PAF hosts HUD Sec. Julian Castro, Advocacy Scholars Deadline Extended

Tom Moriarity, Chairman of the Preservation Action Board welcomes Secretary Castro.

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 38, October 10, 2014 → Preservation Action and Partner Organizations Express Strong Opposition to Military LAND Act Preservation Action with several partner organizations wrote this letter to Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, to express our strong opposition to the Military …

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CAPP Act Introduced in the House, Encourage Co-sponsorship; Nine New NHL’s Announced; Gov. Brown Vetoes California’s HTC, Upcoming Events; Stories from the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 36, October 3, 2014 → Goodbye to Darlene Taylor Preservation Action thanks Darlene Taylor for her work the past year as President to grow the reach of PA in Washington, D.C., and around the country. We wish her the best of luck as she pursues a Masters of …

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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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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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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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