Limits to Presidential Power over National Monuments Passes; Historic Preservation Fund Advocacy Still Needed; Sally Jewell on FY15 Interior Appropriations

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 13, March 28, 2014 → Thanks for Urging Congress to Preserve Presidential Power to Protect Public Lands Preservation Action joined a coalition of preservationists, conservationists, and environmentalists to urge Congress to oppose H.R. 1459, the “Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act.” Despite objections from …

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Urge Congress to Preserve the Presidential Power to Protect our Public Lands

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Preservation Action is joining a coalition of preservationists, conservationists, and environmentalists to urge Congress to oppose H.R. 1459, the “Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act.” The bill is a threat to our public lands and America’s heritage. It would gut key provisions in the Antiquities Act, which would undermine Presidential authority …

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“Sign-on Social” for FY15 Historic Preservation Funding Dear Colleague Letters

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The Historic Preservation Fund supports the work of federal and state preservation agencies, and provides grants to bricks and mortar restoration and rehabilitation projects across the country. Each year Preservation Action, it’s members and partners, advocate for strong funding levels. This year, thanks to the advocacy of the grassroots, 124 Members of Congress, signed-on to …

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House Dear Colleague Letter for HPF Funding; Flood Insurance Bill to the White House; Advocacy Week featured in Next City Blog

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 12, March 21, 2014 → FY 2015 Historic Preservation Funding The Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus co-chairs are leading a House FY15 Dear Colleague to urge appropriators to support the FY 2015 historic preservation funding. Reps. Turner and Holt ask for the amounts in the President’s Budget that fell …

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Preservation Stories: Boyle Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

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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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House Letter of HPF Funding; Letters of Support for Historic Tax Credits; David Jolly (R-FL) on Flood Insurance; ACHP to Comment on USPS Section 106 Compliance; Reports on Rightsizing

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 11, March 14, 2014 → House Dear Colleague Letter Circulating on HPF Funding House Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs, Reps. Rush Holt and Mike Turner are circulating a Dear Colleague to members, asking support for historic preservation programs. Contact your member of Congress and ask them to sign …

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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)
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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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