Action Alert: Tell Congress to Support National Heritage Areas; Preservation50 Releases Closing Report; Preservation Grant Improvement Passes in Maryland; Advocacy Week Follow-up; & Stories From the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 10, April 07, 2017 → Action Alert: Tell Your Members of Congress to Support National Heritage Areas Last month, President Trump released his “America First” Budget Blueprint or “skinny” budget for fiscal year 2018. This budget does not provide detailed appropriations numbers, but does provide top-line numbers for agencies and …

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House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on HPF Reauthorization; President Obama Releases Budget Request, Includes Increases for HPF; President Obama Designates 3 New National Monuments; Register for Advocacy Week!

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 06, February 12, 2016 → House Natural Resources Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Historic Preservation Fund Reauthorization The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on the four bills of significance to historic preservation this week, including H.R 2817, which would reauthorize the Historic Preservation Fund …

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President Obama Signs Omnibus Spending Bill; Preservation50 Commemoration Officially Launches; Start Planning for Advocacy Week; Support PA and PAF’s Year-End Appeal

(L-R) PA President Russ Carnahan with President of American Express Foundation Timothy McClimon, Executive Director of NCSHPO Erik Hein, President of NATHPO Bambi Kraus, CEO of AIA Robert Ivy, and Greg Werkheiser of Cultural Heritage Partners.

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 01, January 08, 2016 → President Obama Signs Omnibus Spending Bill- Mixed Bag for Historic Preservation Before the holidays, President Obama signed the Omnibus Spending Bill, titled the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2015, into law; averting a government shutdown. This bill includes spending levels for all 12 appropriations bills. …

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President Releases FY 2016 Budget Request; New Interior Subcommittee; Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated to World Heritage List, Efforts to Restore N.C’s HTC Continues; Register for Advocacy Week

Preservation Action,Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 5, February 06, 2015 → President Obama Releases FY 2016 Budget Request President Obama released the FY 2016 budget request this week. The budget request calls for $3.99 trillion in spending for FY 2016, a 6.4% increase over 2015 enacted levels. This budget will face challenges in Congress, with …

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House Passes Joint NDAA Bill Without Military LAND Act; NDAA Includes Significant National Parks Package; NYC’s Landmarks Commission Drops De-listing Proposal

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 48, December 05, 2014 → News about the National Defense and Authorization Act Military LAND Act Removed From NDAA and Passed by the House A joint agreement was reached by leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee on the National Defense and Authorization Act (NDAA) that …

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Castro Sworn in as HUD Secretary; NPS Celebrates 30 Years of NHA’s; Pullman Historic Site Considered for National Park

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 30, August 22, 2014 → Julian Castro Sworn in as New HUD Secretary Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was sworn in as new Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary.  He was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the …

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FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Adopted Amendments; Senate Hearings on NHA’s; FEMA Announces Refunds; ACHP Issues Resolution; Gov. Walker Lifts HTC Moratorium

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 27, July 25, 2014 → Heritage Partnership Program Restored and Full List of FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill Adopted Amendments The FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill passed the full Appropriations Committee in a 29-19 vote and still awaits a vote on the House floor. Several amendments to the FY 2015 Interior …

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FY 2015 Interior Budget Passes Appropriations Committee; Rep. Kildee Requests Hardest Hit Funds for Blight Removal; Land Conservation Tax Credit Passes; North Carolina HTC at Risk

House Appropriations Committee Passes FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill The full House Appropriations Committee passed the FY 2015 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill in a 29-19 vote. Democrats opposed the bill as it maintains severe cuts in the EPA’s appropriation. The bill now moves to the House floor. Republican and and Democratic appropriators crafted a manager’s …

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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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Election Watch 2014; Military Land Act; FY15 Appropriations; Celebrating National Park Week; FEMA on Flood Insurance; Historic Post Office Reports

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 17, April 25, 2014 → Preservation Action Election Watch Primary Election Schedule and Retiring Members of Congress This election, historic preservationists have an opportunity to engage candidates on the historic preservation issues important to you and your community. Congressional leaders supportive of historic preservation are retiring from offices …

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