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

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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FY2016 Budget Proposal to be Released Feb 2nd; Utah HTC at Risk; Beverly Hills Defeats Effort to Weaken Cultural Heritage Ordinance ; Register Today for Advocacy Week 2015

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 3, January 23, 2015 → President Obama to Release 2016 Budget Proposal Feb. 2nd President Obama gave his 2015 State of the Union Address on Tuesday, where he laid out the administration’s policy goals for 2015. President Obama now faces a Republican controlled House and Senate. President Obama …

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Military LAND Act Reintroduced in the House; Trust Accepting Nominatons for 11 Most Endangered List; Protect Missouri’s HTC; Start Planning for Advocacy Week; Stories from Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 2, January 16, 2015 → Military LAND Act Reintroduced in the House Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) once again introduced the Military LAND Act , as H.R 135, at the very beginning of the 114th congress. The bill was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee. Rep. Issa introduced this …

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House Passes FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, NDAA Inludes Native American Land Exchange with Mining Company, Sen. Landrieu Looses Runoff Election, Start Planning for Advocacy Week

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 49, December 12, 2014 → House Passes FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill The House narrowly passed the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill late Thursday night, barely averting another government shutdown. The House also passed a two-day stopgap spending bill, funding the government until Saturday at midnight to give the …

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House Passes C.R, NPS Releases Annual HTC Impact Report, Upcoming Events, Stories from Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 34, September 19, 2014 → House and Senate Pass Continuing Resolution to Keep Government Funded until Dec. 11th The U.S House of Representatives and Senate passed a Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded until December 11th.  The House passed the resolution in 319-108 vote. The Senate quickly followed, …

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Preservation Stories: Mill No. 1, Baltimore, MD

Baltimore's Restored Mill No. 1. Image courtesy Terra Nova Ventures, LLC.

During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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Preservation Stories: Elm Terrace, Portland, ME

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During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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House Dear Colleague Letter for HPF Funding; Flood Insurance Bill to the White House; Advocacy Week featured in Next City Blog

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 12, March 21, 2014 → FY 2015 Historic Preservation Funding The Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus co-chairs are leading a House FY15 Dear Colleague to urge appropriators to support the FY 2015 historic preservation funding. Reps. Turner and Holt ask for the amounts in the President’s Budget that fell …

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Advocacy Week Recap: Grassroots to Grasstops – How to Make the Preservation Pitch

One of Preservation's Best, Elm Terrace historic rehabilitation in Portland, ME receives award at Congressional Reception. Pictured (left to right)
Darlene Taylor,  Preservation Action;
Senator Angus King (I-ME); Erin Cooperrider,  Community Housing of Maine; Cullen Ryan, Community Housing of Maine; Michael Phillips,  National Trust Community Investment Corporation

As Preservation Action celebrated 40 years of advocacy for historic preservation policy, National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week participants found the most essential tool in historic preservation under threat. Panelists and speakers gave the rally cry for preservationists to increase their activity on the historic tax credit and historic preservation funding and to hold legislators accountable. …

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A Note from PA President, Darlene Taylor on Advocacy Week

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Preservation Action is celebrating 40 years of advocacy for historic preservation policy. With threats in Congress to eliminate the Historic Tax Credit – legislation that is for Preservation Action and our founding President, Nellie Longsworth, the start of our mission – this is a pivotal moment. When cities across the country were destroying empty and …

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