House Passes NPS Centennial Act Includes HPF Reauth; Lawmakers Close to Passing CR as Shutdown Threat Looms; Rep McMorris Rodgers Named Interior Secretary; Advocacy Week March 14th-16th

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 43, December 09, 2016 → House Passes NPS Centennial Act, Including Reauthorization of the Historic Preservation Fund Earlier this week the House of Representatives passed the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial Act, H.R 4680, which in addition to better preparing the NPS for the next 100 years of …

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Congress Passes CR, Averts Shutdown; New Report Highlights Economic Impact of HTC; NTHP’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places; New Tool Maps HTC Projects Nationwide

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 37, October 07, 2016 → Congress Averts Shutdown, Funds Government Through Dec. 9th With only 2 days until a potential government shutdown, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) funding the government through December 9th. This extends current funding levels until after the November elections and delays the FY17 …

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Struggle over CR Continues in Congress as Shutdown Threat Looms; New Fellowship Program for Emerging Leaders in Preservation; Celebrate National Public Lands Day; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 36, September 23, 2016 → Struggle Over Passing Continuing Resolution Continues as Shutdown Threat Looms Democrats and Republicans have still yet to come together on passing a continuing resolution (C.R), which is needed to avert a government shutdown on October 1st. Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) scheduled …

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Congress Moves Closer to Passing CR; US House Passes HBCU Preservation Program Reauthorization; Pres Obama Designates First Marine National Monument in Atlantic Ocean; and Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 35, September 16, 2016 → Congress Moves Closer to Passing a Continuing Resolution, Funding the Government Into December This week Congress inched closer to passing a short-term funding bill, called a continuing resolution (CR), which would fund the federal government into December. Lawmakers need to pass a CR …

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Congress Returns Next Week; Petition Urging Pres Obama to Create Civil Rights National Park; Take Action to Protect Grand Canyon; Register for National Preservation Conference

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 33, September 02, 2016 → Congress Returns From Summer Recess Next Week Congress will return from the summer recess next week. Top on their agenda upon arrival is keeping the government open past September 30th. So far the House of Representatives have passed 4 of the 12 required …

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NPS Accepting Applications for New Civil Rights Grants; GAO Releases Report on Cultural Property Protection; Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the NPS; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 31, August 19, 2016 → National Park Service Accepting Applications for New Civil Rights Grants The National Park Service (NPS) announced this week that they are accepting applications for new grants to preserve the sites and stories of African American’s struggle for equal rights in the 20th century. …

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Help Protect the Historic Tax Credit; House Passes Interior Appropriations Bill Includes Increases for the HPF; House Committee Advances HPF Reauthorization; Senate Enters Conference on Energy Reform

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 27, July 15, 2016 → House GOP Tax Reform Plan Places Historic Tax Credit at Risk Late last month, a Republican task force in the house released the Tax Reform Blueprint. The plan released  puts the future of the Federal Historic Tax Credit in jeopardy. This document lays out House …

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Appropriations Update; House Passes African American History Bill; Bill Introduced to Block Export of Sacred Tribal Objects; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 26, July 8, 2016 → Appropriations Update: Limited Congressional Schedule Makes CR Likely Lawmakers returned to Washington this week after the holiday weekend with limited time, as the August recess starts at the end of next week. Lawmakers still have much work to do on the FY17 appropriations …

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Interior Appropriations Bills Advance in House and Senate; New Jersey Gov. Veto’s Preserve NJ Act; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 23, June 17, 2016 → Senate Interior Appropriations Bill Released, Bill Passes Senate Appropriations Committee This week the Senate Appropriations Committee released their FY17 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill (S. 3068). The bill passed the full Appropriations committee 16-14 largely along party-lines. The interior appropriations bill includes …

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House Enters Conference Committee on Energy Reform Legislation; Appropriations Update; Encourage Commemorative Resolutions Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the NHPA; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 21, June 03, 2016 → House Votes to Join Energy Reform Conference Committee- House Republican Committee Members Announced Late last week the House voted to enter into conference committee on energy reform. The Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan (R-WI), appointed Republican lawmakers to serve on the conference …

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