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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Senators Introduce Energy Reform Bill, Includes HPF Reauthorization; Historic Tax Credit Legislation Introduced in Michigan; Save the Date: PAF After Party and Auction on Nov. 15th; and Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 21, June 30, 2017 → Senators Introduce Energy Reform Bill, Includes HPF Reauthorization The Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Maria Cantwell(D-WA) introduced a broad energy reform bill this week. The Energy and Natural Resources Act (S.1460) is similar to legislation passed …

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Appropriations Update: Senate Hearing on FY18 Interior Budget Request; Bill Introduced to Address Historic Building Upgrades; Save the Date: PAF After Party and Auction on Nov. 15th; and Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 20, June 23, 2017 → Appropriations Update: Secretary Zinke Testifies in Senate on the FY 2018 Interior Budget Request This week Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on …

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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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HTC Improvement Act Introduced in House and Senate; National Parks See Record Visits in 2016; Bill Would Create HTC Program in Tennessee; Register for Advocacy Week

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 06, February 24, 2017 → Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act Introduced in House and Senate Last week, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) along with 4 other cosponsors, introduced the Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act (S.425). Companion legislation (H.R 1158) was also introduced in the House by Rep. Mike …

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Senate Committee Advances Rep. Zinke as Interior Sec; NPS Designates 38 CLGs; Sen. Cardin Highlights HTC Success During Hearing; Lock in the Best Rates: Register for Advocacy Week Today!; and Stories From Around States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 04, February 03, 2017 → Senate Committee Advances Rep. Zinke Interior Secretary Nomination This week the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced the nomination of Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) to lead the Interior Department. The senate committee voted 16-6, with 4 Democrats joining with the Republicans in …

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Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing for Trump Interior Pick, Rep. Zinke; NTHP Hosts Webinar on HTC Advocacy; Preservation Maryland Launches HTC Letter Campaign; Register for Advocacy Week; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 02, January 20, 2017 → Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing for Preisdent Trump’s Pick to Lead the Interior Department, Rep. Zinke This week the Senate held several confirmation hearings of President Trump’s cabinet appointments, including his pick to lead the Department of the Interior, Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT). Rep. …

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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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Senate Passes NPS Centennial Act- Now Moves to President’s Desk; Action Alert: Tax Reform Threatens HTC; Rep. Zinke Named Interior Secretary; Public Comments Open on US World Heritage Tentative List

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 44, December 16, 2016 → Senate Clears NPS Centennial Act, Includes HPF Reauthorization- Now Moves to President’s Desk Early Saturday morning, at around 2am, the U.S Senate passed the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial Act, H.R 4680, which in addition to better preparing the NPS for the next …

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