President Trump’s Budget Includes Cuts to the Historic Preservation Fund; Sign-on to National Historic Tax Credit Letter; Celebrate PresMonth with a Site-Visit; Alabama Passes HTC and Other Stories From the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 17, May 26, 2017 → President Trump’s Budget Proposal Includes Significant Cuts to the Historic Preservation Fund and Other Preservation Programs This week President Trump submitted the administrations fiscal year 2018 budget proposal to Congress. For the most part, the administration’s budget request keeps in line with the budget …

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Congress Approves Spending Bill Includes Increases for HPF; Take Action: Protect the Antiquities Act; Preservation Month Site Visits; Bill Threatens Local Preservation in Texas; and Stories From the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 14, May 05, 2017 → Congress Reaches Deal on Spending Bill Includes Positive News for Preservation This week Congress reached a deal on a FY17 Omnibus spending bill, funding the government into September. The deal was approved by the House and Senate and signed by President Trump, averting …

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Pres. Trump Signs Executive Order to Review National Monument Designations; $32.6 Million in HPF Grants Announced; Celebrate Preservation Month this May; Office Available in Heurich House; and Stories From the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 13, April 28, 2017 → President Trump Signs Executive Order Requiring Review of National Monument Designations Since 1996 This week, President Trump signed an executive order calling for the Department of Interior to review the size and scope all National Monument designations, of over 100,000 acres or “made …

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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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Bill Introduced to Permanently Reauthorize the LWCF; Celebrate National Park Week; Increased Efforts to Protect Missouri’s HTC Program; Advocacy Week Follow-up; and Stories From the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 11, April 14, 2017 → Senators Introduce Legislation to Permanently Authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund A bipartisan group of Senators, led by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), introduced S. 896. This bill would permanently extend the authorization of the Land and Water Conservation …

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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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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

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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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Encourage Your Member of Congress to Sign On to the FY18 HPF Dear Colleague Letter Today!

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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 is critical that all advocates of historic preservation reach out to their members of Congress to notify and urge them to sign onto the House/Senate “HPF …

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Ryan Zinke Confirmed as Interior Secretary; Trump Administration to Seek Cuts to Interior- Zinke Vows to Push Back; Urge Your Members of Congress to Cosponsor HTCIA; Advocacy Week is Less than 2 Weeks Away- Register Today!; and Stories From the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 07, March 03, 2017 → Ryan Zinke Confirmed as the New Secretary of the Interior This week, Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) was confirmed as the new Secretary of the Interior. The Senate easily confirmed Secretary Zinke, in a 68-31 vote, 17 Democrats joined with Republicans. Secretary Zinke won …

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115 Congress Sworn-in: Tax Reform a Top Priority; Pres. Obama Designates New National Monuments; DOI Announces New NHL’s; Advocacy Week Registration Open!; National Trust Hosts Webinar on HTC Threat

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 01, January 13, 2017 → 115th Congress is Sworn-in and Gets to Work on New Agenda, Including Tax Reform The 115th Congress was officially sworn in on January 3rd. Republicans once again remain in charge of both the House and Senate, albeit with slightly diminished margins. Republican lawmakers …

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