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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FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill and NDAA in Lame Duck Session, New GAO Report on Transportation, Advocacy Scholars Applications Due

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 47, November 28, 2014 → Lame Duck Session FY 2015 Appropriations Several issues still require action during Congress’ lame duck session, which ends Jan. 3rd. High on the list of priorities is a FY 2015 spending bill. The government is currently operating under a continuing resolution (C.R.), which …

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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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Historic Preservation Appropriations; Update on Section 4(f); ACHP Report on Post Office Reuse; Penn’s State HTC Opens

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 16, April 18, 2014 → Connect with Your Member of Congress in the District on Historic Preservation Appropriations This is a Congressional in-District work period, but staff in Washington continue to work on appropriations bills. Congress has heard testimony from the administration. Secretary Jewell testified before the House …

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