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Most Recent Legislative Updates

House Passes FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, NDAA Inludes Native American Land Exchange with Mining Company, Sen. Landrieu Looses Runoff Election, Start Planning for Advocacy Week

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 49, December 12, 2014 → House Passes FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill The House narrowly passed the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill late Thursday night, barely averting another government shutdown. The House also passed a two-day stopgap spending bill, funding the government until Saturday at midnight to give the …

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House Passes Joint NDAA Bill Without Military LAND Act; NDAA Includes Significant National Parks Package; NYC’s Landmarks Commission Drops De-listing Proposal

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 48, December 05, 2014 → News about the National Defense and Authorization Act Military LAND Act Removed From NDAA and Passed by the House A joint agreement was reached by leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee on the National Defense and Authorization Act (NDAA) that …

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FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill and NDAA in Lame Duck Session, New GAO Report on Transportation, Advocacy Scholars Applications Due

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 47, November 28, 2014 → Lame Duck Session FY 2015 Appropriations Several issues still require action during Congress’ lame duck session, which ends Jan. 3rd. High on the list of priorities is a FY 2015 spending bill. The government is currently operating under a continuing resolution (C.R.), which …

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Rep. Engel Introduces Bill to Protect Cultural Property, CAPP Act Gets 12 New Cosponsors, Preservation50 Survey Available, Thank You For Another Successful Benefit Raffle and Auction

PAF's Pastfinder Auction at the National Preservation Conference Opening Reception

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 46, November 21, 2014 → Rep. Engel Introduces Legislation to Protect Cultural Property Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) and representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) introduced the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act (H.R 5703) in the House this week. This legislation is aimed at coordinating efforts to preserve cultural …

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Election Results & A Look Ahead; Historic Preservation Ballot Measures Pass; Celebrate Native American Heritage Month; Join Us for the National Preservation Conference

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 45, November 7, 2014 → Elections Results and A Look Ahead The 2014 Midterm election results are in (mostly). Republicans have taken control the Senate, thus far gaining 7 seats in the Senate, winning in Colorado, North Carolina, Arkansas, Iowa, West Virginia, Montana, and South Dakota. Sen. Mark …

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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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