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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NPS Celebrates 100 Years; Pres Obama Designates New National Monument in Maine’s North Woods and Expands Monument Off Coast of Hawaii; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 32, August 26, 2016 → The National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years Thursday, August 25th marked the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS). On August 25th in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the legislation into law that officially created the NPS. The newly created NPS was …

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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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House Committee Releases FY17 Interior Appropriatons Bill; Military LAND Act Not Included in Senate NDAA; Vote on Your Favorite NPS Historic Site; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 20, May 27, 2016 → House Appropriations Committee Releases FY17 Interior Appropriations Bill, Includes Increases for HPF This week the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee released the subcommittee draft of the FY17 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill. The bill includes funding levels for the National Park Service and the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). The committee …

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NPS Centennial Legislation Introduced; Senators Sign on to LWCF Letter; New Report Shows HTC a Huge Success in 2014; NC Reinstates Historic Tax Credits; Support PAF on Amazon Smile

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 34, September 25, 2015 → NPS Centennial Legislation Introduced in House Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-NM) along with 5 original co-sponsors, representatives Niki Tsongas (D-MA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-NY), and Donald Norcross (D-NJ), introduced the National Park Service Centennial Act. The Obama Administration proposed the …

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Preservationists Testify on FY15 Appropriations; HPF Sign-On Social a Success!; Michigan Heritage Area Legislation

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 15, April 11, 2014 → FY 2015 Appropriations – Preservationists Testify on the Hill The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies heard from public witnesses during hearings on appropriations for the Department of Interior’s FY 2015 budget. Preservationists were joined by community activists and heads …

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Preservation Stories: Elm Terrace, Portland, ME

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During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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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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