HTC Improvement Act Introduced in House and Senate; National Parks See Record Visits in 2016; Bill Would Create HTC Program in Tennessee; Register for Advocacy Week

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 06, February 24, 2017 → Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act Introduced in House and Senate Last week, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) along with 4 other cosponsors, introduced the Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act (S.425). Companion legislation (H.R 1158) was also introduced in the House by Rep. Mike …

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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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NPS Releases First National Study on LGBTQ History; Oct. 15th Marks the 50th Anniversary of the NHPA; Join PA in Houston During the National Preservation Conference- Register Today!

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 38, October 14, 2016 → NPS Releases First National Study on LGBTQ History This week the National Park Service (NPS), Department of Interior (DOI), and the Gil Foundation announced the release of a new NPS theme study dedicated to identifying and recognizing historic places and events that shaped …

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House Enters Conference Committee on Energy Reform Legislation; Appropriations Update; Encourage Commemorative Resolutions Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the NHPA; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 21, June 03, 2016 → House Votes to Join Energy Reform Conference Committee- House Republican Committee Members Announced Late last week the House voted to enter into conference committee on energy reform. The Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan (R-WI), appointed Republican lawmakers to serve on the conference …

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ACHP Seeks Input to Improve National Historic Preservation Program; Alabama Legislature Fails to Renew HTC Program; PA at Indiana Statewide Preservation Conference; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 18, May 13, 2016 → ACHP Seeks Input to Improve National Historic Preservation Program The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, is looking for your creative suggestions to improve the national historic preservation program! The ACHP …

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Senate Passes Bill to Ban Import of Syrian Antiquities; President Obama Designates Sewall-Belmont House as National Monument; NTHP Accepting Nominations to 11 Most Endangered List; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 14, April 15, 2016 → Senate Passes Legislation to Ban Import of Syrian Art and Antiquities This week the Senate unanimously passed H.R 1493, The Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act, which is aimed at discouraging the looting and trafficking of art and antiquities from Syria done …

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President Obama Signs Omnibus Spending Bill; Preservation50 Commemoration Officially Launches; Start Planning for Advocacy Week; Support PA and PAF’s Year-End Appeal

(L-R) PA President Russ Carnahan with President of American Express Foundation Timothy McClimon, Executive Director of NCSHPO Erik Hein, President of NATHPO Bambi Kraus, CEO of AIA Robert Ivy, and Greg Werkheiser of Cultural Heritage Partners.

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 01, January 08, 2016 → President Obama Signs Omnibus Spending Bill- Mixed Bag for Historic Preservation Before the holidays, President Obama signed the Omnibus Spending Bill, titled the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2015, into law; averting a government shutdown. This bill includes spending levels for all 12 appropriations bills. …

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Omnibus Spending Bill Released- Good and Bad News for Historic Preservation; Stonewall Historic Site Legislation Introduced; Historic Preservation Threatened in Wisconsin; PA and PAF’s Special Year End Appeal

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 44, December 18, 2015 → Omnibus Spending Bill Released, Good News and Bad News for Historic Preservation After weeks of negotiations and 2 short term extensions to keep the government open, lawmakers released the 2009 page Omnibus Spending Bill, titled the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016. This bill …

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House Passes Public Lands Bills; Celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 26th; N.C’s HTC Restored in State Budget Proposal; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 33, September 18, 2015 → House Passes Public Lands Bills This week the U.S House of Representatives passed the John Muir National Historic Trail Expansion Act (H.R 1289) and the Medgar Evers House Study Act (H.R 959). These two bills make significant strides to protect important historic sites. …

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Protect Section 4(f) in the House Transportation Bill; Explore Proposed Public Lands in New Interactive Map; NPS Awards Tribal Heritage Grants; NPS Offers Free Admission August 25th; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 30, August 21, 2015 → Action Alert! Protect Section 4(f) in the House Transportation Bill Before the August Recess, Senators passed a 6 year transportation reauthorization bill titled Developing a Reliable Innovative Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S.1647). The DRIVE Act includes a provision, in section 11116, that …

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