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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NPS Announces Grants to Preserve History of Japanese-American Confinement in WWII; State Lawmakers in VA Considering Changes to HTC Program; Register for National Preservation Conference

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 34, September 09, 2016 → NPS Announces $3 Million in Grants to Preserve History of Japanese-American Confinement During WWII The National Park Service (NPS) announced $3 million in grants are now available to preserve the history of Japanese-American confinement during World War II. These grants help support the …

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Interior Appropriations Bills Advance in House and Senate; New Jersey Gov. Veto’s Preserve NJ Act; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 23, June 17, 2016 → Senate Interior Appropriations Bill Released, Bill Passes Senate Appropriations Committee This week the Senate Appropriations Committee released their FY17 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill (S. 3068). The bill passed the full Appropriations committee 16-14 largely along party-lines. The interior appropriations bill includes …

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Appropriations Update; Senate Passes NDAA Without Military LAND Act; Transportation Reauthorization Introduced in Senate; NTHP Announces 11 Most Endangered; New Report on NPS Sites Impacted by Climate Change

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 25, June 26, 2015 → Appropriations Update: House Approves Amendment to Increase HPF Funding During floor debate on the House Interior Appropriations bill, an amendment to increase funding for the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) was offered and approved by voice vote. The amendment, offered by Rep. Terri Sewell …

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Military LAND Act Not Included in Senate Armed Services Committee Markup of NDAA; NPS Announces Reconstruction Era Theme Study, NC House Includes HTC’s in State Budget; Heritage Travel Itineraries from NPS

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 20, May 22, 2015 → Military LAND Act Not Included in Senate Armed Services Committee Markup of NDAA The Senate Armed Services Committee completed the markup of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Language from the Military LAND Act was not included in the committee draft. The …

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Advocacy Week Starts Monday! FY16 HPF Dear Colleague Letter; Secretary Jewell Testifies Before Congress; HTC Introduced in Oregon

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 8, February 27, 2015 → See You Next Week for Advocacy Week 2015. Online Registration Ends Today at 5pm Still time to register for Advocacy Week 2015! Online Registration will close today at 5pm. After today, you will still be able to register in person at the Fairfax Hotel. National …

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114th Congress Sworn In; NC HTC Supporters Launch Petition; HTC to be Introduced in Oregon; Start Planning for Advocacy Week

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 1, January 09, 2015 → 114th Congress Sworn in The 114th Congress was sworn in Tuesday. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) was reelected Speaker of the House, and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was confirmed as new Senate Majority Leader. Reflecting the results of November’s midterm election, Republicans took control …

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Support Crucial Improvements to GA and KY State Historic Tax Credits; Report Urges HTC in Oregon

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Georgia HTC: Raise Project Total Cap from $300,000 to $5 million The Georgia state legislature has before them a bill to make their state historic rehabilitation tax credit more competitive compared to other states, encourage private capital investment, drive job creation, and generate economic development throughout the state in communities of all sizes. There are …

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