New Bill Aimed at National Register Exemption for Military Land; Bill Proposed to Keep Parks Open in Shutdown; Budget Talks Set to Begin; Approps Subcommittee Chair Shuffle; Capitol Dome Repairs; Flood Insurance Stories Needed

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 43, October 25, 2013 → Congressman Gathers Support for Bill Allowing Exemption of National Register Designation for Military Land Preservation Action learned this week that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is currently gathering support for the Military Land and National Defense Act. The bill, which has not been introduced …

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Government Shutdown Ends; House Committees Hold Joint Hearing on Park Closures; Feedback Needed on Flood Insurance Reform; Volunteer to Help Promote World Heritage

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 42, October 18, 2013 → Government Shutdown Over; Debt Ceiling Lifted; More Work Remains Congress voted late Wednesday night to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, ending a 16-day standoff over funding the government. The measure passed the House by a vote of 285-144 and …

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Shutdown Continues as Debt Ceiling Nears but There’s Light at the End of the Tunnel; Preservation Action at the National Preservation Conference; Support the Preservation Action Foundation Auction

The National Park Service has closed the Washington National Mall since October 1, 2013. Picture by Crystal Sanchez.

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 41, October 11, 2013 → Shutdown Continues as Debt Ceiling Nears but There’s Light at the End of the Tunnel As the government shutdown continues on its 11th day, there appears to be a break in the stalemate. House and Senate Republicans are both working on proposals for …

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Government Shuts Down, Impact Felt Across the Country Including Federal Preservation Programs

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 40, October 4, 2013 → Government Shuts Down, Impact Felt Across the Country Including Federal Preservation Programs We’ve reported over the past several weeks of the impending government shutdown. As most of you have probably heard, the government officially shut down at 12:01 a.m. on October 1, 2013. …

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