Legislation Protecting Syrian Antiquities Moves to President’s Desk; Celebrate Preservation Month; Bill Threatening Historic Districts in Michigan Suspended; Alabama HTC Set to Expire; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 16, April 29, 2016 → Legislation Protecting Syrian Antiquities Moves to President’s Desk This week the House passed the final amended version of H.R 1493, The Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act. The Senate agreed to the bill by unanimous consent 2 weeks ago. H.R 1493 has …

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Permanent HPF Reauthorization Advances in Senate; NPS Awards Grants for Maritime Heritage; Celebrate Earth Day and National Park Week; HTC Renewal Passes in MD

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 15, April 22, 2016 → Permanent HPF Reauthorization Advances in Senate! This week the Senate passed the long delayed Energy Policy Modernization Act ,S. 2012. Included in that bill was the permanent reauthorization of the Historic Preservation Fund. S. 2012 passed 85-12 and was supported by the Democratic …

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National Park Service Centennial Bill Advances in House; Celebrate National Park Week; Alabama HTC Bill Advances; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 12, April 01, 2016 → National Park Service Centennial Bill Advances in House The House Natural Resources Committee held a mark up hearing on 14 bills including H.R 4680, The National Park Service Centennial Act. The legislation introduced by Committee Chairman, Rob Bishop (R-UT) is designed to prepare …

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Over 100 Members of Congress Sign HPF Dear Colleague Letter; Legislation Introduced to Establish Civil Rights Nat. Park in Birmingham; Proposal to Freeze HTC in Oklahoma Dropped; Advocacy Week Follow Up; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 11, March 25, 2016 → Over 100 Members of Congress Sign-on to the Historic Preservation Fund Dear Colleague Letter! Thanks to everyone who reached out to their members of Congress, especially on short notice, to sign-on to the House Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) Dear Colleague letter and the …

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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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Congress Passes Budget Deal; Paul Ryan Elected New Speaker of the House; Join PA at the National Preservation Conference; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 39, October 30, 2015 → Congress Passes Budget Deal- Moves to President’s Desk The House and Senate passed a budget deal this week that increases domestic and non-domestic spending and extends the debt limit until March 17th of 2017. The budget deal averts a possible default of the …

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House Transportation Bill Threatens One of Our Strongest Preservation Laws; ACHP Issues Guidance on Preservation Conditions; Get Your Tickets for PAF’s “Party for Preservation” Fundraising Event

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 38, October 23, 2015 → House Introduces Transportation Bill- Threatens Historic Resources A six year transportation reauthorization bill, titled the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 (STRR Act), was introduced in the House this week. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved the bill with bipartisan support. Section 1301 of …

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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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House Majority Leader Releases Priorities, Upcoming State Events, Primary Election Watch, Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 29, August 15, 2014 → Majority Leader Releases Priorities During the congressional recess, GOP House leadership is organizing and outlining priorities for Congress to take up after the summer recess. Incoming House Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released a memo outlining three priorities which included economic growth, gas …

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House Appropriations Releases FY 2015 Interior Budget; Julian Castro confirmed as HUD Secretary; Senate Passes Public Land Bills; Maritime Grants; Virginia Seeks Input on Preservation

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 25, July 11, 2014 → House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee Marks Up FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill The House Appropriations Committee released their FY 2015 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill. The bill contains $2.6 billion for the Department of Interior, which includes the National Park Service (NPS) and historic …

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