Urge Your Members of Congress to Sign-on to HPF Dear Colleague Letter; President Trump Releases Budget Blueprint; Thanks For a Great Advocacy Week!; and Stories From Around the States

Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) Speaking at the Preservation's Best Awards and Reception

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 08, March 24, 2017 → Urge Your Members of Congress to Sign-on to the FY18 HPF Dear Colleague Letter Congress is currently determining funding levels for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017 and starting the process for FY18 for historic preservation. They need to hear from you right now. It …

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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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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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Congress Moves Closer to Passing CR; US House Passes HBCU Preservation Program Reauthorization; Pres Obama Designates First Marine National Monument in Atlantic Ocean; and Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 35, September 16, 2016 → Congress Moves Closer to Passing a Continuing Resolution, Funding the Government Into December This week Congress inched closer to passing a short-term funding bill, called a continuing resolution (CR), which would fund the federal government into December. Lawmakers need to pass a CR …

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House Passes NDAA Despite Veto Threat; House Committee Holds Hearing on Tax Legislation; President Obama Faces Increased Pressure to Create New National Monument Near Grand Canyon; Mississippi Expands State HTC

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 19, May 20, 2016 → House Passes NDAA – President Obama Issues Veto Threat Cites Military LAND Act Provision This week, the House of Representatives passed H.R 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), by a vote of 277- 147, included language from the Military LAND Act. This comes …

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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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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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Congress Passes Short Term Extension- Omnibus Spending Bill Expected Next Week; Urge Congress to Pay World Heritage Dues; Princeton Battlefield Threatened in NJ; Russ Carnahan Speaks at Missouri Preservation Conference

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 43, December 11, 2015 → Congress Passes Short Term Extension- Funding Government Until Dec. 16th Congress this week passed a short term extension of the current stop-gap funding law, giving lawmakers 5 days to pass an Omnibus spending bill. By Thursday, significant disagreement over policy riders attached to …

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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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Lawmakers Pass C.R, Fail to Reauthorize HPF and LWCF; NDAA Conference Agreement Does Not Include Military LAND Act; Get Your Tickets Now for PAF’s “Party for Preservation” Fundraising Event

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 35, October 2, 2015 → Lawmakers Pass Continuing Resolution, Fail to Reauthorize HPF and LWCF On the last possible day, lawmakers passed a continuing resolution that keeps the government funded through December 11th and averts a possible shutdown. This maintains fiscal year 2015 appropriation levels until December, allowing …

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