Legislation Protecting Syrian Antiquities Moves to President’s Desk; Celebrate Preservation Month; Bill Threatening Historic Districts in Michigan Suspended; Alabama HTC Set to Expire; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 16, April 29, 2016 → Legislation Protecting Syrian Antiquities Moves to President’s Desk This week the House passed the final amended version of H.R 1493, The Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act. The Senate agreed to the bill by unanimous consent 2 weeks ago. H.R 1493 has …

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Permanent HPF Reauthorization Advances in Senate; NPS Awards Grants for Maritime Heritage; Celebrate Earth Day and National Park Week; HTC Renewal Passes in MD

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 15, April 22, 2016 → Permanent HPF Reauthorization Advances in Senate! This week the Senate passed the long delayed Energy Policy Modernization Act ,S. 2012. Included in that bill was the permanent reauthorization of the Historic Preservation Fund. S. 2012 passed 85-12 and was supported by the Democratic …

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Senate Passes Bill to Ban Import of Syrian Antiquities; President Obama Designates Sewall-Belmont House as National Monument; NTHP Accepting Nominations to 11 Most Endangered List; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 14, April 15, 2016 → Senate Passes Legislation to Ban Import of Syrian Art and Antiquities This week the Senate unanimously passed H.R 1493, The Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act, which is aimed at discouraging the looting and trafficking of art and antiquities from Syria done …

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Energy Reform Bill Stalled in Senate; National Monuments Boost Local Economies; National Park Week; Alabama House Passes HTC Bill; Advocacy Week Recap

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 13, April 08, 2016 → Energy Policy Reform Bill Stalls in Senate Negotiations have stalled on the Senate Energy Policy Modernization Act, S. 2012, which includes the permanent reauthorization of the Historic Preservation Fund. S. 2012 passed committee and was brought to the Senate floor in February, despite …

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Advocacy Week 2016: A Recap

Last month Preservation Action and our partners the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers brought nearly 250 preservationists to Washington, D.C for National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week. Over the course of 3 days, preservationists from 37 states held more than 200 meetings with congressional staff and members of Congress to lobby for preservation-positive policy. …

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National Park Service Centennial Bill Advances in House; Celebrate National Park Week; Alabama HTC Bill Advances; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 12, April 01, 2016 → National Park Service Centennial Bill Advances in House The House Natural Resources Committee held a mark up hearing on 14 bills including H.R 4680, The National Park Service Centennial Act. The legislation introduced by Committee Chairman, Rob Bishop (R-UT) is designed to prepare …

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