Congress Rolls Out Omnibus FY2014 Budget; Includes $56.4M for Historic Preservation Fund

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Monday night House-Senate negotiators rolled out the $1.1 trillion dollar FY2014 budget bill.  The Interior Appropriations budget includes $2.5 billion for the National Park Service, which is above last year’s sequestration level. The funding includes $2.3 billion for the Operation of the National Park System of which $238.9 million is for Visitor Services. The bill funds …

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President signs Budget Bill; Write Congress to Support Historic Preservation Funding

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 51, December 27, 2013 → President Signs Budget Bill President Obama signed the bipartisan budget bill which eases sequestration cuts over the next two years – restoring about $63 billion in federal spending. The Senate approved the spending measure last week, following House passage. The bill ends what …

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Senate Appropriators Reveal Draft Interior Bill; New Online Resource on UNESCO and World Heritage

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Preservation Action Legislative Update August 9, 2013, Volume 16, Number 23 → Senate Appropriators Reveal Draft Interior Bill Last week Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Appropriations Subcommittee, released their draft FY14 spending bill. We reported last month that the companion …

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No Vote on Serrano HPF Amendment; FY2012 Tax Credit Report Released

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Preservation Action Legislative Update August 2, 2013 | Volume 16 | Number 31 → No Vote on Serrano HPF Amendment Preservation Action alerted our members this week that Rep. José Serrano (D-NY) was planning to introduce an amendment to the House Interior Appropriations Bill. As we reported earlier this month, that bill included large cuts to Historic …

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Support the Serrano Amendment to Restore HPF Funding

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Take Action Now to Restore HPF Funding We reported last week that the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee approved a drastic 19% cut to the Historic Preservation Fund. Today the full House Appropriations Committee will vote on the Interior Appropriations Bill. Representative Jose Serrano (D-NY), a member of the Historic Preservation Caucus, plans to introduce an …

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CAPP Reintroduced in Senate; NPS Awards Grants for Protection of Civil War Battlefields; Interior Releases Remainder of FY13 Funds for HPF

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 23, June 14, 2013 → CAPP Reintroduced in Senate Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the Creating American Prosperity through Preservation (CAPP) Act in the U.S. Senate. The bill, numbered S. 1141, was also introduced by in the last Congress by Cardin and former Sen. Olympia Snowe …

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Encourage your Senators to Sign-on FY 2014 Funding Letter

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Contact your Senators and their Staff to ask them to sign-on today! Deadline: April 25, 2013. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), have drafted a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee which requests $58.91 million in historic preservation program funding (via the Historic Preservation Fund) for …

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