Support the Serrano Amendment to Restore HPF Funding

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Take Action Now to Restore HPF Funding We reported last week that the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee approved a drastic 19% cut to the Historic Preservation Fund. Today the full House Appropriations Committee will vote on the Interior Appropriations Bill. Representative Jose Serrano (D-NY), a member of the Historic Preservation Caucus, plans to introduce an …

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Success! Senate Appropriations Committee Approves World Heritage Waiver; Drastic House Cuts to Interior Budget; Senators Promise Secrecy on Tax Credit Letters; New HP Caucus Members

SUCCESS! Senate Appropriations Committee Approves World Heritage Waiver It is with MUCH excitement that Preservation Action can report that, thanks to the efforts of our members and our partnership with US/ICOMOS, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a waiver to allow the United States to pay its dues to UNESCO for World Heritage. The amendment, proposed …

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Hardest Hit Fund Ok’d for Demolition Costs; Tax Reform threatens Historic Tax Credits; Rep. Garamendi join Caucus

Hardest Hit Funds may be Used for Demolition Without Review In March, we reported on H.R. 655 and 656; both bills call for funding that was allocated to the Hardest Hit Fund, a program aimed at helping Americans struggling through the housing crisis, to be used for demolition of “blighted” structures. As a federally funded …

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Take Action Now to Save the Historic Tax Credit during Tax Reform

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have indicated they plan to begin efforts on tax reform and that they will start with a “blank slate” – this means that the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit (better known as the Historic Tax Credit) is threatened with elimination. A letter from …

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PA Lobbies Congress, One Pager Released for Members; PA Staff to Meet Interior Secretary; NPS Grants Announced

Preservation Action Lobbies Congress on UNESCO; One Pager Available for Members Preservation Action Interim Director John C.B. LaRue and Parker Jean, our joint intern with US/ICOMOS, headed to Capitol Hill this week in coordination with the National Parks Conservation Association to lobby Congress on funding for UNESCO. Meetings were held with various members of the …

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Statue of Liberty Reopens; NAGPRA Grants

Statue of Liberty Reopens in Time for 4th of July As the Northeast continues to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Sandy there was some good news out of New York this week. Yesterday, the 4th of July, was the re-opening of Liberty Island. While the Statue of Liberty was unharmed during the storm, the …

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