Congress Returns Sept. 5th: Shutdown Threat Looms; Sec. Zinke Submits National Monument Review Recommendations; Get Your Tickets for PAF’s Legendary Party and Auction!; Upcoming Events and Stories From the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 27, August 25, 2017 → Congress Set to Return Sept. 5th as Shutdown Threat Looms When lawmakers return from the August Recess in just under 2 weeks their top priorities will be passing a funding measure and increasing the debt ceiling. Members of Congress need to pass a funding …

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Keep Up the Advocacy During the Summer Recess; Georgia House Forms New Preservation Committee; P50 Launches Historic Preservation Photo Contest; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 29, August 05, 2016 → Keep Up the Advocacy During the Summer Recess Congress will be on recess until September 5th. Be sure to get your request in for an in-district meeting or site-visit! With a limited legislative calendar it is critical that lawmakers hear from preservationists during the …

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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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Obama Proposes National Park Service Centennial Act; NYC City Council Bill Could Limit Landmark Designations; Save the Date- Nov. 5th Party for Preservation Fundraising Event

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 31, September 4, 2015 → Obama Administration Proposes National Park Service Centennial Act Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell announced the Obama Administration is proposing the National Park Service Centennial Act. The proposed legislation would further the efforts to honor and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park …

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House Delays Scheduled Vote on Interior Appropriations Bill; President Obama Designates Three New National Monuments; House Amendment Threatens to Undermine Antiquities Act; SA Missions Designated World Heritage Site

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 27, July 10, 2015 → Appropriations Update: House Delays Vote of Interior Appropriations Bill After hours of floor debate, House leadership pulled the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill from an expected vote, amid controversy over the display of the Confederate flag. With democrats largely opposing the bill, …

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House Passes NDAA Including Military LAND Act-President Obama Threatens Veto; PA Submits Letter Calling for Reauthorization of HPF; NPCA Urges President Obama to do More for National Parks; HTC Expanded in Georgia

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 18, May 15, 2015 → NDAA Including Military LAND Act Passes House- President Obama Threatens Veto After several days of debate, the U.S House passed the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which included language from the Military LAND Act as Section 2853. The House voted 269-151 with most democrats, …

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Preservationists Submit Letter in Support of the HTC; Honouliuli National Monument Dedicated; NPS Launches Find Your Park Campaign; HTC Expansion in Georgia

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 13, April 03, 2015 → Preservation Action and Partner Organizations Submit Letter Supporting Historic Tax Credits Currently the Senate Finance Committee is seeking public comment on its bipartisan effort to reform the tax-code. Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member, Ron Wyden (D-OR), created several …

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22 Senators Sign-on to HPF Dear Colleague Letter; Legislation Introduced to Promote Historic Preservation Education at HSIs, NC House Passes HTC Bill

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 12, March 27, 2015 → 22 Senators Sign-on to HPF Dear Colleague Letter Thank you to everyone who contacted their Senators and helped spread the word! Thanks to those efforts, the Senate FY16 Historic Preservation Fund Dear Colleague Letter received 22 signatures! This is just 1 signature shy …

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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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House Passes C.R, NPS Releases Annual HTC Impact Report, Upcoming Events, Stories from Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 34, September 19, 2014 → House and Senate Pass Continuing Resolution to Keep Government Funded until Dec. 11th The U.S House of Representatives and Senate passed a Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded until December 11th.  The House passed the resolution in 319-108 vote. The Senate quickly followed, …

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