Secretary Jewell Testifies on Interior Budget Request; Vote on Senate Energy Bill Expected Next Week; Advocacy in Michigan Continues to Protect Historic Districts; Register for Advocacy Week!

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 08, February 26, 2016 → Secretary Jewell Testifies at Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing This week Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell, testified at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the Presidents FY 2017 Interior Department budget request. This marks the beginning of the …

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NPS Reports Record Number of Visitors in 2015; Local Historic Districts Threatened in Utah; Bill Threatens Oklahoma’s HTC; Register for Advocacy Week

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 07, February 19, 2016 → National Park Service Reports Record Number of Visitors in 2015 Our National Parks saw a record number of visitors in 2015. The National Park Service reported that last year, more than 307 million people visited out National Parks. This marks a 4.9% increase …

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House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on HPF Reauthorization; President Obama Releases Budget Request, Includes Increases for HPF; President Obama Designates 3 New National Monuments; Register for Advocacy Week!

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 06, February 12, 2016 → House Natural Resources Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Historic Preservation Fund Reauthorization The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on the four bills of significance to historic preservation this week, including H.R 2817, which would reauthorize the Historic Preservation Fund …

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Harmful National Monument Amendment Defeated in Senate; President Obama Calls for Full and Permanent Funding of the LWCF; Legislation Introduced to Renew Alabama’s HTC; Lock in the Best Rates for Advocacy Week!

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 05, February 05, 2016 → Amendment to Undermine the Antiquities Act Defeated in Senate Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced an amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012), which would have restricted the president’s ability to designate national monuments. Under the Antiquities Act of …

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