Help Protect the Historic Tax Credit; House Passes Interior Appropriations Bill Includes Increases for the HPF; House Committee Advances HPF Reauthorization; Senate Enters Conference on Energy Reform

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 27, July 15, 2016 → House GOP Tax Reform Plan Places Historic Tax Credit at Risk Late last month, a Republican task force in the house released the Tax Reform Blueprint. The plan released  puts the future of the Federal Historic Tax Credit in jeopardy. This document lays out House …

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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

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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Interior Appropriations Bills Advance in House and Senate; New Jersey Gov. Veto’s Preserve NJ Act; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 23, June 17, 2016 → Senate Interior Appropriations Bill Released, Bill Passes Senate Appropriations Committee This week the Senate Appropriations Committee released their FY17 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill (S. 3068). The bill passed the full Appropriations committee 16-14 largely along party-lines. The interior appropriations bill includes …

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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

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

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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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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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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Tell Congress to Reathorize HPF; Sen. Feinstein Urges Obama to Protect Sites in California Desert; San Antonio Missions Celebrate World Heritage Designation; Get Your Tickets for PAF’s “Party for Preservation” Fundraising Event

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 37, October 16, 2015 → Tell Congress to Reauthorize of the Historic Preservation Fund On September 30th the U.S House of Representatives and U.S Senate failed to reauthorize the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). Tell Congress to reauthorize the HPF today! Despite bi-partisan support, Congress failed to reauthorize the …

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