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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Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act Introduced; LWCF Reform Bill Introduced; National Manhattan Project Historical Park Established; Thanks for a Great National Preservation Conference; Advocacy Week: Save the Date

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 40, November 13, 2015 → Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2015 Introduced in House Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Rep.Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) along with 8 other original cosponsors introduced the Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R 3846) in the House of Representatives. Companion legislation is expected to be …

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Transportation Reauthorization in the Senate; House Passes Bill Protecting International Cultural Property; HP Funding Restored in CT; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 22, June 05, 2015 → Senate Transportation Bill Could Harm Historic Resources The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee is currently drafting a major 6-year transportation reauthorization bill. The committee is considering including language from Section 1005 of the Grow America Act, proposed by the Obama Administration, …

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Public Lands Threatened by Senate Vote, Preservationists Submit Letters in Support of HTC, Historic Preservation Funding Threatened in CT and NJ

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 14, April 10, 2015 → Public Lands Threatened by Senate Vote Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sen. Lisa Murwski (R-AK), introduced an amendment to the Senate’s non-binding budget resolution, that supports the sale or exchange of federally owned public lands to state governments. Senate …

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President Obama Designates 3 New National Monuments; Rep. Blumenauer Will be New HPC Co-chair; Bill Introduced to Expand Georgia’s HTC; Still Time to Register for Advocacy Week

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 7, February 20, 2015 → President Obama Designates 3 New National Monuments and Launches Every Kid in a Park Initiative President Obama designated the Pullman Historic District in Chicago, Browns Canyon in Colorado and the Honouliuli Internment Camp in Hawaii as National Monuments this week. This culminates years of …

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