Congress Returns Sept. 8th; Status of FY 2015 Appropriations Bills; California HTC Bill Awaits Senate Vote; Recognizing Historic Labor Movement Sites; Advocacy Scholars- Call for Papers

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 31, August 29, 2014 → Congress Returns Sept. 8th Senate and House members will return from the in-district work period Sept. 8. This leaves little time for the House and Senate to pass the remaining FY 2015 Appropriations Bills before the end of the end of the fiscal …

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Castro Sworn in as HUD Secretary; NPS Celebrates 30 Years of NHA’s; Pullman Historic Site Considered for National Park

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 30, August 22, 2014 → Julian Castro Sworn in as New HUD Secretary Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was sworn in as new Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary.  He was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the …

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House Majority Leader Releases Priorities, Upcoming State Events, Primary Election Watch, Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 29, August 15, 2014 → Majority Leader Releases Priorities During the congressional recess, GOP House leadership is organizing and outlining priorities for Congress to take up after the summer recess. Incoming House Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released a memo outlining three priorities which included economic growth, gas …

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Senate Subcommittee Releases Interior Appropriations Bill; Senate Hearing on Leveraging Natural Resources; Historic Preservation on Ballot in NJ

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 29, August 08, 2014 → Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Releases FY 2015 Bill The Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee released their FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill. The bill includes $66.41 million for the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), a $10 million increase over 2014 enacted levels and the requested amount …

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Senate Passes Transportation Funding; House Approves Tourism Promotion Bill; NPS Announces Tribal Heritage Grants; NC HTC Not Included in Final Budget

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 28, August 01, 2014 → Highway and Transportation Funding Act Passes Senate The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 passed the Senate 79-18. The bill that extends federal infrastructure funding until next spring. The bill now moves to the House for consideration. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA )offered …

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