State of the Union Preservationists Response; Flood Insurance Affordability Act Passes the Senate; Comments to FCC due Monday; Advocacy Week Highlights

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 5, January 31, 2014 → State of the Union Preservationists Response President Obama laid out an agenda for America’s economic growth in a Congressional address on January 28th. As the Administration rolls out the goals of the State of the Union message, let the President know that Historic …

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Comment Period on FCC Wireless Infrastructure ends Monday; Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (Biggert-Waters) Update

Comments to FCC on Small Cell Wireless Infrastructure on Historic Buildings close Monday, February 3 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeks comment on review procedures of the installation of DAS (distributed antenna systems) and small cell wireless infrastructure [DAS/small cells] related to NEPA, Section 106 and review coordination that might be needed with ACHP, NCSHPO …

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President’s FY15 Budget Request; Rep. Holt urges $20M for Battlefields; Advocacy Week Registration is Open

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 4, January 24, 2014 → President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request President Obama will present the FY2015 budget request on March 4, 2014. That means, the budget, which is officially due on the first Monday in February, will come out a month later. According to The Hill, White House …

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Congress includes $56.41m for Historic Preservation Fund; Advocacy Scholars Deadline Extended; State of the Union; FCC Seeks Comment

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 3, January 17, 2014 → Congress Rolls Out FY14 Budget, Includes $56.41 for Historic Preservation Fund Congress completed consideration of the omnibus FY2014 budget. The $1.1 trillion budget is headed to the President for signing. Preservation Action and preservationists urged members of Congress to support Historic Preservation. While …

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Congress Rolls Out Omnibus FY2014 Budget; Includes $56.4M for Historic Preservation Fund

Monday night House-Senate negotiators rolled out the $1.1 trillion dollar FY2014 budget bill.  The Interior Appropriations budget includes $2.5 billion for the National Park Service, which is above last year’s sequestration level. The funding includes $2.3 billion for the Operation of the National Park System of which $238.9 million is for Visitor Services. The bill funds …

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Budget Appropriators Still Working; FCC Comment Period Open; Petition for Affordable Flood Insurance; Survey of Blighted Areas of Detroit; State of the Union Address

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 2, January 10, 2014 → Update on FY 2014 Budget/Appropriations Congress reconvened as the Polar vortex brought freezing temperatures to the nation’s capital. With an omnibus budget bill in the works, appropriators are receiving letters and phone calls from across the nation. Preservation Action and preservationists have sent …

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Preservation Stories: Historic WV Elementary School renovated into Senior Center & Apartments

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The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) is a national trade association of professionals involved in multifamily affordable housing that often utilize historic tax credits and grants. Each year they honor exceptional projects through the J. Timothy Anderson Awards. Project summaries are shared here by Preservation Action with permission and congratulations. First Ward School Apartments, …

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Congress Returns; HPF Funding; IRS isses Safe Harbor procedure for Historic Tax Credits; FCC seeks Comment on Wireless Infrastructure

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 1, January 4, 2014 → Congress Returns, Continue to Advocate for HPF Funding The second session of the 113th Congress reconvenes. The Senate on January 6th and the House of Representatives on January 7th. The top issue on the legislative agenda for both houses of Congress is the …

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