President Calls on Congress to Protect Arctic Refuge as Wilderness Area; Report Calls for Oversight of Hardest Hit Funds; President to Appoint New ACHP Member; Register for Advocacy Week

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 4, January 30, 2015 → President Obama Calls on Congress to Protect National Arctic Wildlife Refuge as Wilderness President Obama called on Congress earlier this week to protect core areas of the National Arctic Wildlife Refuge as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. This came after the Department of …

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FY 2015 Interior Budget Passes Appropriations Committee; Rep. Kildee Requests Hardest Hit Funds for Blight Removal; Land Conservation Tax Credit Passes; North Carolina HTC at Risk

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House Appropriations Committee Passes FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill The full House Appropriations Committee passed the FY 2015 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill in a 29-19 vote. Democrats opposed the bill as it maintains severe cuts in the EPA’s appropriation. The bill now moves to the House floor. Republican and and Democratic appropriators crafted a manager’s …

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State of the Union Preservationists Response; Flood Insurance Affordability Act Passes the Senate; Comments to FCC due Monday; Advocacy Week Highlights

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 5, January 31, 2014 → State of the Union Preservationists Response President Obama laid out an agenda for America’s economic growth in a Congressional address on January 28th. As the Administration rolls out the goals of the State of the Union message, let the President know that Historic …

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Budget Appropriators Still Working; FCC Comment Period Open; Petition for Affordable Flood Insurance; Survey of Blighted Areas of Detroit; State of the Union Address

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 2, January 10, 2014 → Update on FY 2014 Budget/Appropriations Congress reconvened as the Polar vortex brought freezing temperatures to the nation’s capital. With an omnibus budget bill in the works, appropriators are receiving letters and phone calls from across the nation. Preservation Action and preservationists have sent …

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