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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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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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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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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Harmful National Monument Amendment Defeated in Senate; President Obama Calls for Full and Permanent Funding of the LWCF; Legislation Introduced to Renew Alabama’s HTC; Lock in the Best Rates for Advocacy Week!

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 05, February 05, 2016 → Amendment to Undermine the Antiquities Act Defeated in Senate Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced an amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012), which would have restricted the president’s ability to designate national monuments. Under the Antiquities Act of …

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Public Lands Threatened by Senate Vote, Preservationists Submit Letters in Support of HTC, Historic Preservation Funding Threatened in CT and NJ

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 14, April 10, 2015 → Public Lands Threatened by Senate Vote Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sen. Lisa Murwski (R-AK), introduced an amendment to the Senate’s non-binding budget resolution, that supports the sale or exchange of federally owned public lands to state governments. Senate …

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Congress Returns Sept. 8th; Status of FY 2015 Appropriations Bills; California HTC Bill Awaits Senate Vote; Recognizing Historic Labor Movement Sites; Advocacy Scholars- Call for Papers

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 31, August 29, 2014 → Congress Returns Sept. 8th Senate and House members will return from the in-district work period Sept. 8. This leaves little time for the House and Senate to pass the remaining FY 2015 Appropriations Bills before the end of the end of the fiscal …

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FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Adopted Amendments; Senate Hearings on NHA’s; FEMA Announces Refunds; ACHP Issues Resolution; Gov. Walker Lifts HTC Moratorium

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 27, July 25, 2014 → Heritage Partnership Program Restored and Full List of FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill Adopted Amendments The FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill passed the full Appropriations Committee in a 29-19 vote and still awaits a vote on the House floor. Several amendments to the FY 2015 Interior …

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Legislation to Reauthorize Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor; Maritime History Grants Available; Pennsylvania’s HTC Restored; MHPN Detriot: Vacant not Blighted Video

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 25, July 03, 2014 → New York Congressional Members Announce Legislation to Reauthorize the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY) announced introduction of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Act. This bill would extend the canalway’s authorization for the next 15 …

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Preservation Stories: Amtrak’s Great American Stations Project

Completed Kingman train station. Photo courtesy of the City of Kingman.

Amtrak’s Great American Stations Project Approximately one-third of all Amtrak-served stations are listed on the National Register, and many are also included on state and/or local registers. The depot is one of the most visible reminders of America’s extensive railroad heritage and represents a variety of architectural styles. Train stations can ignite economic development, spur tourism and historic preservation efforts, figure into public …

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