President Trump’s Budget Includes Cuts to the Historic Preservation Fund; Sign-on to National Historic Tax Credit Letter; Celebrate PresMonth with a Site-Visit; Alabama Passes HTC and Other Stories From the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 17, May 26, 2017 → President Trump’s Budget Proposal Includes Significant Cuts to the Historic Preservation Fund and Other Preservation Programs This week President Trump submitted the administrations fiscal year 2018 budget proposal to Congress. For the most part, the administration’s budget request keeps in line with the budget …

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Submit Comments to DOI’s Review of 27 National Monuments; Celebrate National Preservation Month With a Site Visit; Louisiana HTC Threatened by House Bills; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 16, May 19, 2017 → The Review of 27 National Monuments is Open to Public Comments. Easily Comment Today The Department of Interior (DOI) is officially accepting comments on the review of 27 National Monuments currently being conducted. President Trump signed an executive order last month calling for …

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House Committee Announces Hearing on Tax Reform; DOI Announces List of National Monuments Under Review and Opens Public Comment Period; Celebrate Preservation Month With Site Visits; Alabama Senate Passes HTC; and Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 15, May 12, 2017 → House Committee Announces Hearing on Tax Reform Preservation Action continues to closely follow the current effort to reform our tax code and the impact tax reform will have on the Federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC). At the end of last month President Trump …

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Congress Approves Spending Bill Includes Increases for HPF; Take Action: Protect the Antiquities Act; Preservation Month Site Visits; Bill Threatens Local Preservation in Texas; and Stories From the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 14, May 05, 2017 → Congress Reaches Deal on Spending Bill Includes Positive News for Preservation This week Congress reached a deal on a FY17 Omnibus spending bill, funding the government into September. The deal was approved by the House and Senate and signed by President Trump, averting …

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Pres. Trump Signs Executive Order to Review National Monument Designations; $32.6 Million in HPF Grants Announced; Celebrate Preservation Month this May; Office Available in Heurich House; and Stories From the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 13, April 28, 2017 → President Trump Signs Executive Order Requiring Review of National Monument Designations Since 1996 This week, President Trump signed an executive order calling for the Department of Interior to review the size and scope all National Monument designations, of over 100,000 acres or “made …

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Congress Returns, Shutdown Looms; National Park Visitation Adds $34.9 Billion to Economy in 2016; State Advocacy: Bill Would Create HTC Program in Tennessee; Office Available in Heurich House; and Stories From the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 12, April 21, 2017 → As Congress Returns, Potential Shutdown Looms Congress will return from the Easter recess next week. Lawmakers will have limited time to pass another continuing resolution or an omnibus spending package for the remainder of FY17 to avert a government shutdown, which would start …

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Bill Introduced to Permanently Reauthorize the LWCF; Celebrate National Park Week; Increased Efforts to Protect Missouri’s HTC Program; Advocacy Week Follow-up; and Stories From the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 11, April 14, 2017 → Senators Introduce Legislation to Permanently Authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund A bipartisan group of Senators, led by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), introduced S. 896. This bill would permanently extend the authorization of the Land and Water Conservation …

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Action Alert: Tell Congress to Support National Heritage Areas; Preservation50 Releases Closing Report; Preservation Grant Improvement Passes in Maryland; Advocacy Week Follow-up; & Stories From the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 10, April 07, 2017 → Action Alert: Tell Your Members of Congress to Support National Heritage Areas Last month, President Trump released his “America First” Budget Blueprint or “skinny” budget for fiscal year 2018. This budget does not provide detailed appropriations numbers, but does provide top-line numbers for agencies and …

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97 Reps Sign-On to HPF Dear Colleague Letter; Bill Introduced to Address NPS Maintenance Backlog; WI Gov. Proposes Cap to State HTC Program; Advocacy Week Follow-Up; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 09, March 31, 2017 → 97 Representatives Sign-on to HPF Dear Colleague Letter A bipartisan group of 97 Representatives signed on to the FY18 Historic Preservation Fund Dear Colleague letter, surpassing last years total of 93 representatives. The letter was sent to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, …

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Urge Your Members of Congress to Sign-on to HPF Dear Colleague Letter; President Trump Releases Budget Blueprint; Thanks For a Great Advocacy Week!; and Stories From Around the States

Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) Speaking at the Preservation's Best Awards and Reception

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 08, March 24, 2017 → Urge Your Members of Congress to Sign-on to the FY18 HPF Dear Colleague Letter Congress is currently determining funding levels for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017 and starting the process for FY18 for historic preservation. They need to hear from you right now. It …

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