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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Senate Passes NPS Centennial Act- Now Moves to President’s Desk; Action Alert: Tax Reform Threatens HTC; Rep. Zinke Named Interior Secretary; Public Comments Open on US World Heritage Tentative List

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 44, December 16, 2016 → Senate Clears NPS Centennial Act, Includes HPF Reauthorization- Now Moves to President’s Desk Early Saturday morning, at around 2am, the U.S Senate passed the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial Act, H.R 4680, which in addition to better preparing the NPS for the next …

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Election 4 Days Away- The Candidates on Historic Preservation; 10 New National Historic Landmarks Announced; Join PA in Houston During the National Preservation Conference- Register Today!

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 41, November 04, 2016 → The Candidates on Historic Preservation As I’m sure everyone is well aware, the 2016 election is just 4 days away. On Nov. 8th voters will go to the polls to determine the next president and next administration, all 435 U.S House seats, 34 U.S Senate …

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Advocacy Week 2016: A Recap

Last month Preservation Action and our partners the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers brought nearly 250 preservationists to Washington, D.C for National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week. Over the course of 3 days, preservationists from 37 states held more than 200 meetings with congressional staff and members of Congress to lobby for preservation-positive policy. …

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HPF Reauthorization Introduced in House; Appropriations Update; HTC Saved from Elimination in Ohio, Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 24, June 19, 2015 → Historic Preservation Fund Reauthorization Introduced in House The Historic Preservation Caucus c0-chairs, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) announced introduction of H.R 2817 or the National Historic Preservation Amendment Act of 2015 to reauthorize the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). Rep. …

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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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Advocacy Week Recap: Grassroots to Grasstops – How to Make the Preservation Pitch

One of Preservation's Best, Elm Terrace historic rehabilitation in Portland, ME receives award at Congressional Reception. Pictured (left to right)
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Senator Angus King (I-ME); Erin Cooperrider,  Community Housing of Maine; Cullen Ryan, Community Housing of Maine; Michael Phillips,  National Trust Community Investment Corporation

As Preservation Action celebrated 40 years of advocacy for historic preservation policy, National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week participants found the most essential tool in historic preservation under threat. Panelists and speakers gave the rally cry for preservationists to increase their activity on the historic tax credit and historic preservation funding and to hold legislators accountable. …

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Rep. Holt, HP Caucus Co-Chair, not seeking Re-election; Gov. Jindal urges Delay in Flood Insurance Rate Hike; Preservation’s Best of 2013 Awardees Named

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 8, February 21, 2014 → Historic Preservation Caucus Co-chair Rush Holt Will Not Seek Re-election Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ), Co-Chair of the Historic Preservation Caucus, announced this week that he will not seek re-election. He has been a champion for historic preservation, including introducing the American Battlefield Protection …

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House to Vote on Biggert-Waters this Month; House Natural Resources Committee Chair to Resign; Advocacy Week Registration Extended

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 7, February 14, 2014 → U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on Flood Insurance Bill Congressmen Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) announced this week that the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (Biggert-Waters) the week of February 24th. After …

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Hardest Hit Fund Ok’d for Demolition Costs; Tax Reform threatens Historic Tax Credits; Rep. Garamendi join Caucus

Hardest Hit Funds may be Used for Demolition Without Review In March, we reported on H.R. 655 and 656; both bills call for funding that was allocated to the Hardest Hit Fund, a program aimed at helping Americans struggling through the housing crisis, to be used for demolition of “blighted” structures. As a federally funded …

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