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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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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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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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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