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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Congress Returns Next Week; Petition Urging Pres Obama to Create Civil Rights National Park; Take Action to Protect Grand Canyon; Register for National Preservation Conference

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 33, September 02, 2016 → Congress Returns From Summer Recess Next Week Congress will return from the summer recess next week. Top on their agenda upon arrival is keeping the government open past September 30th. So far the House of Representatives have passed 4 of the 12 required …

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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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President Obama Designates Stonewall National Monument; Historic Preservation Leaders Honored by Interior Sec. Jewell; President Obama Marks NPS Centennial With Visits to National Parks; Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 24, June 24, 2016 → President Obama Designates Stonewall Inn as First National Monument Dedicated to LGBT History Today, President Obama announced the designation of the Stonewall Inn and surrounding area in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City as a National Monument. This designation makes the …

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President Obama to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the NPS; Celebrate LGBTQ Heritage This June; Vote for Your Favorite NPS Historic Site; Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 22, June 10, 2016 → President Obama to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the NPS With Visits to 2 National Parks Next Week The White House announced this week that President Obama and the first family will visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Yosemite National Park next week in …

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House Passes NDAA Despite Veto Threat; House Committee Holds Hearing on Tax Legislation; President Obama Faces Increased Pressure to Create New National Monument Near Grand Canyon; Mississippi Expands State HTC

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 19, May 20, 2016 → House Passes NDAA – President Obama Issues Veto Threat Cites Military LAND Act Provision This week, the House of Representatives passed H.R 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), by a vote of 277- 147, included language from the Military LAND Act. This comes …

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Harmful Military LAND Act Provision Included in NDAA; NPS Awards SHPO/THPO Grants; Stonewall Inn Moves Closer to National Monument Status; Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 17, May 06, 2016 → Harmful Military LAND Act Provision Included in NDAA During the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) markup of the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R 4909, the committee agreed to an amendment, introduced by Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), that would amend the National Historic Preservation Act …

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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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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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National Park Service Centennial Bill Advances in House; Celebrate National Park Week; Alabama HTC Bill Advances; Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 12, April 01, 2016 → National Park Service Centennial Bill Advances in House The House Natural Resources Committee held a mark up hearing on 14 bills including H.R 4680, The National Park Service Centennial Act. The legislation introduced by Committee Chairman, Rob Bishop (R-UT) is designed to prepare …

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