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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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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Tell Congress to Reathorize HPF; Sen. Feinstein Urges Obama to Protect Sites in California Desert; San Antonio Missions Celebrate World Heritage Designation; Get Your Tickets for PAF’s “Party for Preservation” Fundraising Event

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 37, October 16, 2015 → Tell Congress to Reauthorize of the Historic Preservation Fund On September 30th the U.S House of Representatives and U.S Senate failed to reauthorize the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). Tell Congress to reauthorize the HPF today! Despite bi-partisan support, Congress failed to reauthorize the …

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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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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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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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Congress Returns from August Recess; Historic Preservation Education Bill Passes House Natural Resources Committee; NC Moves One Step Closer to Restoring HTCs

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 32, September 11, 2015 → Congress Returns From Recess Congress returned from the August recess this week and faces difficult deadlines. Lawmakers have limited time to pass the remaining appropriations bills before the September 30th deadline and face the potential for another government shutdown on October 1st. Thus …

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Obama Proposes National Park Service Centennial Act; NYC City Council Bill Could Limit Landmark Designations; Save the Date- Nov. 5th Party for Preservation Fundraising Event

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 31, September 4, 2015 → Obama Administration Proposes National Park Service Centennial Act Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell announced the Obama Administration is proposing the National Park Service Centennial Act. The proposed legislation would further the efforts to honor and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park …

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Permanent HPF Reauthorization Included in Senate Energy Reform Bill; Transportation Reauthorization Threatens Historic Resources; Four New NHL’s Designated; Missouri One Step Closer to Newest National Park

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 29, August 14, 2015 → Permanent HPF Reauthorization Included in Senate Energy Policy Reform Bill The Senate Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, in section 5003, includes permanent reauthorization of the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). The legislation would permanently authorize the HPF at the current authorized level of …

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