Legislation Protecting Syrian Antiquities Moves to President’s Desk; Celebrate Preservation Month; Bill Threatening Historic Districts in Michigan Suspended; Alabama HTC Set to Expire; Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 16, April 29, 2016 → Legislation Protecting Syrian Antiquities Moves to President’s Desk This week the House passed the final amended version of H.R 1493, The Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act. The Senate agreed to the bill by unanimous consent 2 weeks ago. H.R 1493 has …

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Permanent HPF Reauthorization Advances in Senate; NPS Awards Grants for Maritime Heritage; Celebrate Earth Day and National Park Week; HTC Renewal Passes in MD

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 15, April 22, 2016 → Permanent HPF Reauthorization Advances in Senate! This week the Senate passed the long delayed Energy Policy Modernization Act ,S. 2012. Included in that bill was the permanent reauthorization of the Historic Preservation Fund. S. 2012 passed 85-12 and was supported by the Democratic …

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Energy Reform Bill Stalled in Senate; National Monuments Boost Local Economies; National Park Week; Alabama House Passes HTC Bill; Advocacy Week Recap

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 13, April 08, 2016 → Energy Policy Reform Bill Stalls in Senate Negotiations have stalled on the Senate Energy Policy Modernization Act, S. 2012, which includes the permanent reauthorization of the Historic Preservation Fund. S. 2012 passed committee and was brought to the Senate floor in February, despite …

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Over 100 Members of Congress Sign HPF Dear Colleague Letter; Legislation Introduced to Establish Civil Rights Nat. Park in Birmingham; Proposal to Freeze HTC in Oklahoma Dropped; Advocacy Week Follow Up; Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 11, March 25, 2016 → Over 100 Members of Congress Sign-on to the Historic Preservation Fund Dear Colleague Letter! Thanks to everyone who reached out to their members of Congress, especially on short notice, to sign-on to the House Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) Dear Colleague letter and the …

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NPS Reports Record Number of Visitors in 2015; Local Historic Districts Threatened in Utah; Bill Threatens Oklahoma’s HTC; Register for Advocacy Week

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 07, February 19, 2016 → National Park Service Reports Record Number of Visitors in 2015 Our National Parks saw a record number of visitors in 2015. The National Park Service reported that last year, more than 307 million people visited out National Parks. This marks a 4.9% increase …

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President Obama’s Budget Request Expected Feb 9th; Effort to Renew Alabama’s HTC; NPS Celebrates Centennial; Registration Now Open for Advocacy Week!

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 02, January 15, 2016 → President Obama Expected to Release FY 2017 Budget Request on Feb. 9th President Obama gave his final State of the Union Address on Tuesday, where he laid out the administration’s policy goals for his final year in office and tout his administration’s successes over the …

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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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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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