House Committee Announces Hearing on Tax Reform; DOI Announces List of National Monuments Under Review and Opens Public Comment Period; Celebrate Preservation Month With Site Visits; Alabama Senate Passes HTC; and Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 15, May 12, 2017 → House Committee Announces Hearing on Tax Reform Preservation Action continues to closely follow the current effort to reform our tax code and the impact tax reform will have on the Federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC). At the end of last month President Trump …

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Bill Introduced to Permanently Reauthorize the LWCF; Celebrate National Park Week; Increased Efforts to Protect Missouri’s HTC Program; Advocacy Week Follow-up; and Stories From the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 20, Number 11, April 14, 2017 → Senators Introduce Legislation to Permanently Authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund A bipartisan group of Senators, led by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), introduced S. 896. This bill would permanently extend the authorization of the Land and Water Conservation …

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What do the Election Results Mean for Historic Preservation; Action in Houston: Thanks For a Great Event; Save the Date: Advocacy Week March 14-16; & Stories From the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 42, December 02, 2016 → What Do the Election Results Mean for Historic Preservation What a November. Preservation Action is getting back in the swing of things after an extended break following the elections, the National Preservation Conference in Houston, and the Thanksgiving break. At this point we …

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NPS Announces Grants to Preserve History of Japanese-American Confinement in WWII; State Lawmakers in VA Considering Changes to HTC Program; Register for National Preservation Conference

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 34, September 09, 2016 → NPS Announces $3 Million in Grants to Preserve History of Japanese-American Confinement During WWII The National Park Service (NPS) announced $3 million in grants are now available to preserve the history of Japanese-American confinement during World War II. These grants help support the …

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NPS Celebrates 100 Years; Pres Obama Designates New National Monument in Maine’s North Woods and Expands Monument Off Coast of Hawaii; Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 32, August 26, 2016 → The National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years Thursday, August 25th marked the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS). On August 25th in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the legislation into law that officially created the NPS. The newly created NPS was …

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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

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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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Urge Members to Sign HPF Dear Colleague Letter; Appropriations Subcommittee Holds Hearing on NPS Budget Request; HTC Improvement Act Introduced in Senate; Thanks for a Great Advocacy Week!

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 10, March 18, 2016 → Urge Your Members of Congress to Sign-on to the Historic Preservation Fund Dear Colleague Letter, Deadline Today!! Congress is starting the appropriations process which will determine Fiscal Year 2017 funding levels for historic preservation. It’s critical that advocates reach out to their members …

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Congress Returns from August Recess; Historic Preservation Education Bill Passes House Natural Resources Committee; NC Moves One Step Closer to Restoring HTCs

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 32, September 11, 2015 → Congress Returns From Recess Congress returned from the August recess this week and faces difficult deadlines. Lawmakers have limited time to pass the remaining appropriations bills before the September 30th deadline and face the potential for another government shutdown on October 1st. Thus …

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Transportation Reauthorization in the Senate; House Passes Bill Protecting International Cultural Property; HP Funding Restored in CT; Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 22, June 05, 2015 → Senate Transportation Bill Could Harm Historic Resources The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee is currently drafting a major 6-year transportation reauthorization bill. The committee is considering including language from Section 1005 of the Grow America Act, proposed by the Obama Administration, …

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FY16 Appropriations Update; San Antonio Missions Closer to World Heritage Designation; HTC at Risk in Missouri; Preservation Month; Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 17, May 08, 2015 → FY16 Appropriations Update- Continue to Advocate for HPF Funding The United States House and Senate recently passed the FY 2016 Budget Agreement, which sets the budget for all discretionary spending. From that, the House Appropriations Committee passed subcommittee appropriation allocations for FY 2016, …

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