Lawmakers Pass C.R, Fail to Reauthorize HPF and LWCF; NDAA Conference Agreement Does Not Include Military LAND Act; Get Your Tickets Now for PAF’s “Party for Preservation” Fundraising Event

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 35, October 2, 2015 → Lawmakers Pass Continuing Resolution, Fail to Reauthorize HPF and LWCF On the last possible day, lawmakers passed a continuing resolution that keeps the government funded through December 11th and averts a possible shutdown. This maintains fiscal year 2015 appropriation levels until December, allowing …

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NPS Centennial Legislation Introduced; Senators Sign on to LWCF Letter; New Report Shows HTC a Huge Success in 2014; NC Reinstates Historic Tax Credits; Support PAF on Amazon Smile

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 34, September 25, 2015 → NPS Centennial Legislation Introduced in House Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-NM) along with 5 original co-sponsors, representatives Niki Tsongas (D-MA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-NY), and Donald Norcross (D-NJ), introduced the National Park Service Centennial Act. The Obama Administration proposed the …

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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

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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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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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Obama Proposes National Park Service Centennial Act; NYC City Council Bill Could Limit Landmark Designations; Save the Date- Nov. 5th Party for Preservation Fundraising Event

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 31, September 4, 2015 → Obama Administration Proposes National Park Service Centennial Act Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell announced the Obama Administration is proposing the National Park Service Centennial Act. The proposed legislation would further the efforts to honor and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park …

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A Message From Preservation Action’s New Leadership

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A Message From Preservation Action’s New Leadership                       Dear Preservation Action Members and Friends, This month the Preservation Action Board announced our new leadership of Preservation Action. We are honored and enthusiastic about the challenge ahead: to build upon PA’s best traditions of grassroots advocacy, …

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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

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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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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

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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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Preservation Action Announces New Leadership

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Former Congressman Russ Carnahan and Former Judge Debra Carnahan Join Preservation Action Team                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 7, 2015 Washington, D.C- After a national search, the board of directors of Preservation Action announced today it has retained Russ Carnahan and Debra Carnahan to lead the …

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President Obama’s Use of Antiquities Act Prompts Praise and Criticism; Philadelphia Could be First U.S World Heritage City; National Preservation Conference Registration Now Open; Wisconsin Budget Passes Without Capping HTC

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 28, July 17, 2015 → President Obama’s Use of the Antiquities Act Prompts Praise and Criticism Last Friday President Obama announced the designation of 3 new National Monuments, the Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada, the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in California, and the Waco Mammoth …

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