Appropriations Update; House Passes African American History Bill; Bill Introduced to Block Export of Sacred Tribal Objects; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 26, July 8, 2016 → Appropriations Update: Limited Congressional Schedule Makes CR Likely Lawmakers returned to Washington this week after the holiday weekend with limited time, as the August recess starts at the end of next week. Lawmakers still have much work to do on the FY17 appropriations …

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Permanent HPF Reauthorization Advances in Senate; NPS Awards Grants for Maritime Heritage; Celebrate Earth Day and National Park Week; HTC Renewal Passes in MD

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 15, April 22, 2016 → Permanent HPF Reauthorization Advances in Senate! This week the Senate passed the long delayed Energy Policy Modernization Act ,S. 2012. Included in that bill was the permanent reauthorization of the Historic Preservation Fund. S. 2012 passed 85-12 and was supported by the Democratic …

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Encourage Your Members of Congress to Co-sign FY16 HPF Dear Colleague Letter; Preservtion50 Effort Continues; Annual ACHP Meeting; Preservation Day in Texas and other Stories From the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 10, March 13, 2015 → Encourage Your Members of Congress to Sign the FY2016 HPF Dear Colleague Letter The Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus co-chairs, Reps. Michael Turner (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), are leading a House FY16 Dear Colleague letter and Senators Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) are leading a …

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President Calls on Congress to Protect Arctic Refuge as Wilderness Area; Report Calls for Oversight of Hardest Hit Funds; President to Appoint New ACHP Member; Register for Advocacy Week

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 4, January 30, 2015 → President Obama Calls on Congress to Protect National Arctic Wildlife Refuge as Wilderness President Obama called on Congress earlier this week to protect core areas of the National Arctic Wildlife Refuge as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. This came after the Department of …

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Election Results & A Look Ahead; Historic Preservation Ballot Measures Pass; Celebrate Native American Heritage Month; Join Us for the National Preservation Conference

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 45, November 7, 2014 → Elections Results and A Look Ahead The 2014 Midterm election results are in (mostly). Republicans have taken control the Senate, thus far gaining 7 seats in the Senate, winning in Colorado, North Carolina, Arkansas, Iowa, West Virginia, Montana, and South Dakota. Sen. Mark …

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Remember to Vote Tuesday Nov. 4th; ACHP Anounces New Guidance Materials for Historic Preservation Review; Preservation on Ballot in RI; Donate to PAF’s Annual Auction

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 44, October 31, 2014 → Remember to Vote Tuesday, Nov. 4th! Midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4th. Nationally the conversation has been about control of the Senate, and there are indeed many close races in places like Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Colorado, New Hampshire, Kentucky, …

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Senate Passes Transportation Funding; House Approves Tourism Promotion Bill; NPS Announces Tribal Heritage Grants; NC HTC Not Included in Final Budget

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 28, August 01, 2014 → Highway and Transportation Funding Act Passes Senate The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 passed the Senate 79-18. The bill that extends federal infrastructure funding until next spring. The bill now moves to the House for consideration. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA )offered …

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House Appropriations Releases FY 2015 Interior Budget; Julian Castro confirmed as HUD Secretary; Senate Passes Public Land Bills; Maritime Grants; Virginia Seeks Input on Preservation

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 25, July 11, 2014 → House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee Marks Up FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill The House Appropriations Committee released their FY 2015 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill. The bill contains $2.6 billion for the Department of Interior, which includes the National Park Service (NPS) and historic …

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NPS Continues Work for Underrepresented Groups; NC Keeps State Tax Credit as RI Cuts; Farewell to Meagan, Introductions for Interns

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 24, June 13, 2014 → National Park Service continues outreach for New Theme Study Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and the National Park Service  announced the new LGBT Heritage Initiative to begin recognizing sites of importance to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement. This announcement mirrors previous heritage initiative announcements from the NPS to …

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House to Consider Military LAND Act; Transportation Reauthorization at the Senate; NPS Cultural Resources briefing on the Hill; May and June Primaries

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 20, May 16, 2014 → The House will consider the Defense Authorization which includes the Military LAND Act The Military LAND Act is included as Section 2816 of the HR 4435 Defense Authorization bill.  The bill is scheduled to go to the full House of Representatives next week. …

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