Interior Appropriations Bill Released, Includes $74.41 Million for HPF; Military LAND Act Not Included in House NDAA; 1.4 Million Comments Submitted on National Monument Review; Save the Date: PAF After Party and Auction on Nov. 15th

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 22, July 14, 2017 → House Subcommittee Releases Interior Appropriations Bill, Includes $74.41 Million for the Historic Preservation Fund This week the House Appropriations Committee released the Subcommittee Draft of the FY18 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill. This bill funds the National Park Service and preservation programs like the Historic Preservation …

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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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Check Out Recently Updated Historic Tax Credit Data Prepared by State; Philadelphia Implementing Disaster Plan for Historic Buildings; National News and Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 30, August 12, 2016 → National Trust Releases Updated Historic Tax Credit Data Prepared by State Our partners at the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) recently released updated federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) economic data, maps, and project lists, prepared by state. The updated data shows federal HTC …

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Harmful Military LAND Act Provision Included in NDAA; NPS Awards SHPO/THPO Grants; Stonewall Inn Moves Closer to National Monument Status; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 17, May 06, 2016 → Harmful Military LAND Act Provision Included in NDAA During the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) markup of the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R 4909, the committee agreed to an amendment, introduced by Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), that would amend the National Historic Preservation Act …

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Omnibus Spending Expected Next Week; Transportation Reauthorization Threatens Section 4(f) Moves to President’s Desk; Advocacy Week: Save the Date!; Stories from Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 42, December 04, 2015 → Lawmakers Continue Work on Omnibus Spending Bill as Shutdown Looms Lawmakers continue to work on an Omnibus spending bill which will set appropriations for FY 2016. The government is currently operating under a continuing resolution which maintained FY 2015 spending levels until Dec. …

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House Passes Public Lands Bills; Celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 26th; N.C’s HTC Restored in State Budget Proposal; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 33, September 18, 2015 → House Passes Public Lands Bills This week the U.S House of Representatives passed the John Muir National Historic Trail Expansion Act (H.R 1289) and the Medgar Evers House Study Act (H.R 959). These two bills make significant strides to protect important historic sites. …

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Protect Section 4(f) in the House Transportation Bill; Explore Proposed Public Lands in New Interactive Map; NPS Awards Tribal Heritage Grants; NPS Offers Free Admission August 25th; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 30, August 21, 2015 → Action Alert! Protect Section 4(f) in the House Transportation Bill Before the August Recess, Senators passed a 6 year transportation reauthorization bill titled Developing a Reliable Innovative Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S.1647). The DRIVE Act includes a provision, in section 11116, that …

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President Calls on Congress to Protect Arctic Refuge as Wilderness Area; Report Calls for Oversight of Hardest Hit Funds; President to Appoint New ACHP Member; Register for Advocacy Week

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 4, January 30, 2015 → President Obama Calls on Congress to Protect National Arctic Wildlife Refuge as Wilderness President Obama called on Congress earlier this week to protect core areas of the National Arctic Wildlife Refuge as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. This came after the Department of …

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FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill and NDAA in Lame Duck Session, New GAO Report on Transportation, Advocacy Scholars Applications Due

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 47, November 28, 2014 → Lame Duck Session FY 2015 Appropriations Several issues still require action during Congress’ lame duck session, which ends Jan. 3rd. High on the list of priorities is a FY 2015 spending bill. The government is currently operating under a continuing resolution (C.R.), which …

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President Obama Designates San Gabriel Mountains National Monument; New ACHP Member Appointed; Preservation on Ballot in NJ

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 42, October 17, 2014 → President Obama Designates San Gabriel Mountains National Monument President Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to establish the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. This designation protects 346,177 acres of national forest land in the San Gabriel Mountain. The national monument is …

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