• #presmonth photo contest winners



    Thank you all for celebrating #presmonth with us, and congratulations to Andrew Potts of Nixon Peabody who received the most likes! More


  • Historic Preservation Funding



    Thank you PA member advocacy, we had recording breaking support with 127 Members of Congress signed-on! More


  • Preservation Action Interns Visit White House



    Preservation Action interns recently toured the White House. Read more about our new interns. More


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Most Recent Legislative Updates

FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Adopted Amendments; Senate Hearings on NHA’s; FEMA Announces Refunds; ACHP Issues Resolution; Gov. Walker Lifts HTC Moratorium

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 27, July 25, 2014 → Heritage Partnership Program Restored and Full List of FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill Adopted Amendments The FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill passed the full Appropriations Committee in a 29-19 vote and still awaits a vote on the House floor. Several amendments to the FY 2015 Interior …

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FY 2015 Interior Budget Passes Appropriations Committee; Rep. Kildee Requests Hardest Hit Funds for Blight Removal; Land Conservation Tax Credit Passes; North Carolina HTC at Risk

House Appropriations Committee Passes FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill The full House Appropriations Committee passed the FY 2015 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill in a 29-19 vote. Democrats opposed the bill as it maintains severe cuts in the EPA’s appropriation. The bill now moves to the House floor. Republican and and Democratic appropriators crafted a manager’s …

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House Appropriations Releases FY 2015 Interior Budget; Julian Castro confirmed as HUD Secretary; Senate Passes Public Land Bills; Maritime Grants; Virginia Seeks Input on Preservation

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 25, July 11, 2014 → House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee Marks Up FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill The House Appropriations Committee released their FY 2015 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill. The bill contains $2.6 billion for the Department of Interior, which includes the National Park Service (NPS) and historic …

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Legislation to Reauthorize Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor; Maritime History Grants Available; Pennsylvania’s HTC Restored; MHPN Detriot: Vacant not Blighted Video

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 25, July 03, 2014 → New York Congressional Members Announce Legislation to Reauthorize the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY) announced introduction of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Act. This bill would extend the canalway’s authorization for the next 15 …

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FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Update; Sen. Levin Announces Great Lakes Heritage Bill; NPS Grants Due June 30th; Poverty Point Becomes World Heritage Site; Maryland Now Accepting Applications for HTC Program

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 24, June 27, 2014 → F.Y 2015 Interior Appropriations As Congress considers appropriations bills, preservationists continue to monitor the request for Interior Appropriations. However, Congressional action on the FY 2015 Interior Appropriations is not likely to move until later in the summer. The House and Senate Interior Subcommittees …

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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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