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

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

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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Advocacy Week 2016: A Recap

Last month Preservation Action and our partners the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers brought nearly 250 preservationists to Washington, D.C for National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week. Over the course of 3 days, preservationists from 37 states held more than 200 meetings with congressional staff and members of Congress to lobby for preservation-positive policy. …

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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

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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Urge Members to Sign HPF Dear Colleague Letter; Appropriations Subcommittee Holds Hearing on NPS Budget Request; HTC Improvement Act Introduced in Senate; Thanks for a Great Advocacy Week!

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 10, March 18, 2016 → Urge Your Members of Congress to Sign-on to the Historic Preservation Fund Dear Colleague Letter, Deadline Today!! Congress is starting the appropriations process which will determine Fiscal Year 2017 funding levels for historic preservation. It’s critical that advocates reach out to their members …

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Secretary Jewell Testifies at House Natural Resources Committee Hearing; ACHP Extends Deadline for Comment on National Preservation Program; Advocacy Week Starts Next Week! Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 09, March 04, 2016 → Secretary Jewell Testifies at House Natural Resources Committee Hearing This week Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell, testified at the House Natural Resources Committee hearing on the Presidents FY 2017 Interior Department budget request. This marks the beginning of the FY17 budget process for …

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Secretary Jewell Testifies on Interior Budget Request; Vote on Senate Energy Bill Expected Next Week; Advocacy in Michigan Continues to Protect Historic Districts; Register for Advocacy Week!

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 08, February 26, 2016 → Secretary Jewell Testifies at Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing This week Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell, testified at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the Presidents FY 2017 Interior Department budget request. This marks the beginning of 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

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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House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on HPF Reauthorization; President Obama Releases Budget Request, Includes Increases for HPF; President Obama Designates 3 New National Monuments; Register for Advocacy Week!

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 06, February 12, 2016 → House Natural Resources Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Historic Preservation Fund Reauthorization The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on the four bills of significance to historic preservation this week, including H.R 2817, which would reauthorize the Historic Preservation Fund …

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Harmful National Monument Amendment Defeated in Senate; President Obama Calls for Full and Permanent Funding of the LWCF; Legislation Introduced to Renew Alabama’s HTC; Lock in the Best Rates for Advocacy Week!

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 05, February 05, 2016 → Amendment to Undermine the Antiquities Act Defeated in Senate Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced an amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012), which would have restricted the president’s ability to designate national monuments. Under the Antiquities Act of …

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