Congress Approves Spending Bill Includes Increases for HPF; Take Action: Protect the Antiquities Act; Preservation Month Site Visits; Bill Threatens Local Preservation in Texas; and Stories From the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 14, May 05, 2017 → Congress Reaches Deal on Spending Bill Includes Positive News for Preservation This week Congress reached a deal on a FY17 Omnibus spending bill, funding the government into September. The deal was approved by the House and Senate and signed by President Trump, averting …

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Pres. Trump Signs Executive Order to Review National Monument Designations; $32.6 Million in HPF Grants Announced; Celebrate Preservation Month this May; Office Available in Heurich House; and Stories From the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 13, April 28, 2017 → President Trump Signs Executive Order Requiring Review of National Monument Designations Since 1996 This week, President Trump signed an executive order calling for the Department of Interior to review the size and scope all National Monument designations, of over 100,000 acres or “made …

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Energy Reform Bill Stalled in Senate; National Monuments Boost Local Economies; National Park Week; Alabama House Passes HTC Bill; Advocacy Week Recap

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 13, April 08, 2016 → Energy Policy Reform Bill Stalls in Senate Negotiations have stalled on the Senate Energy Policy Modernization Act, S. 2012, which includes the permanent reauthorization of the Historic Preservation Fund. S. 2012 passed committee and was brought to the Senate floor in February, despite …

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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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NPS Reports Record Number of Visitors in 2015; Local Historic Districts Threatened in Utah; Bill Threatens Oklahoma’s HTC; Register for Advocacy Week

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 07, February 19, 2016 → National Park Service Reports Record Number of Visitors in 2015 Our National Parks saw a record number of visitors in 2015. The National Park Service reported that last year, more than 307 million people visited out National Parks. This marks a 4.9% increase …

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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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Preservationists Testify on FY15 Appropriations; HPF Sign-On Social a Success!; Michigan Heritage Area Legislation

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 15, April 11, 2014 → FY 2015 Appropriations – Preservationists Testify on the Hill The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies heard from public witnesses during hearings on appropriations for the Department of Interior’s FY 2015 budget. Preservationists were joined by community activists and heads …

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