Organize a Meeting or Site Visit with Your Members of Congress During August Recess; 39th Session of World Heritage Committee Underway; NY LPC Moves Away from De-calendaring Plan

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 26, July 3, 2015 → Action Alert: Organize a Meeting or Site Visit With a Member of Congress During the August Congressional Recess Now is a great time to start planning a meeting or a site visit with your members of congress during the upcoming August recess. This …

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HPF Reauthorization Introduced in House; Appropriations Update; HTC Saved from Elimination in Ohio, Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 24, June 19, 2015 → Historic Preservation Fund Reauthorization Introduced in House The Historic Preservation Caucus c0-chairs, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) announced introduction of H.R 2817 or the National Historic Preservation Amendment Act of 2015 to reauthorize the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). Rep. …

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Appropriations Update: House Subcommittee Releases FY16 Interior Appropriations Draft; NPS Grant Applications Due; Historic Tax Credit Threatened in Ohio

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 23, June 12, 2015 → Appropriations Update: House Subcommittee Markup of FY16 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill This week the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee released the subcommittee draft of the FY16 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill. This bill funds the National Park Service and the Historic Preservation Fund …

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Military LAND Act Not Included in Senate Armed Services Committee Markup of NDAA; NPS Announces Reconstruction Era Theme Study, NC House Includes HTC’s in State Budget; Heritage Travel Itineraries from NPS

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 20, May 22, 2015 → Military LAND Act Not Included in Senate Armed Services Committee Markup of NDAA The Senate Armed Services Committee completed the markup of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Language from the Military LAND Act was not included in the committee draft. The …

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House Passes NDAA Including Military LAND Act-President Obama Threatens Veto; PA Submits Letter Calling for Reauthorization of HPF; NPCA Urges President Obama to do More for National Parks; HTC Expanded in Georgia

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 18, May 15, 2015 → NDAA Including Military LAND Act Passes House- President Obama Threatens Veto After several days of debate, the U.S House passed the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which included language from the Military LAND Act as Section 2853. The House voted 269-151 with most democrats, …

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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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Military LAND Act Added as Amendment to NDAA; May is National Preservation Month!; Historic Restoration Grant Bill Passes N.C Senate Committee; Stories From Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 17, May 01, 2015 → Military LAND Act Added as an Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act During the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) markup of the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act, the committee agreed to an amendment, introduced by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), that would amend …

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President Obama Visits Everglades- Designates New NHL; Proposals Could Eliminate Illinois Historic Preservation Agency ; HTC Legisaltion in NC Faces Uncertain Future

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 16, April 24, 2015 → President Obama Visits Everglades National Park and Designates New National Historic Landmark President Obama visited Everglades National Park this week in recognition and celebration of Earth Day. He used the occasion to call for more action to combat climate change, using the Everglades …

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HTC Organizational Sign-on Letter a Huge Success; 5 New National Historic Landmarks Announced; Free Admission at all National Parks this Weekend; Washington Main Street Program Threatened

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 15, April 17, 2015 → HTC Organizational Sign-on Letter to Senate Finance Committee Receives More Than 630 Signatures Thank you to all the organizations and businesses that signed-on to the organizational sign-on letter in support of the Historic Tax Credit, and to everyone who helped spread the word. …

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Public Lands Threatened by Senate Vote, Preservationists Submit Letters in Support of HTC, Historic Preservation Funding Threatened in CT and NJ

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 14, April 10, 2015 → Public Lands Threatened by Senate Vote Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sen. Lisa Murwski (R-AK), introduced an amendment to the Senate’s non-binding budget resolution, that supports the sale or exchange of federally owned public lands to state governments. Senate …

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