President Obama’s Use of Antiquities Act Prompts Praise and Criticism; Philadelphia Could be First U.S World Heritage City; National Preservation Conference Registration Now Open; Wisconsin Budget Passes Without Capping HTC

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 28, July 17, 2015 → President Obama’s Use of the Antiquities Act Prompts Praise and Criticism Last Friday President Obama announced the designation of 3 new National Monuments, the Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada, the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in California, and the Waco Mammoth …

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House Delays Scheduled Vote on Interior Appropriations Bill; President Obama Designates Three New National Monuments; House Amendment Threatens to Undermine Antiquities Act; SA Missions Designated World Heritage Site

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 27, July 10, 2015 → Appropriations Update: House Delays Vote of Interior Appropriations Bill After hours of floor debate, House leadership pulled the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill from an expected vote, amid controversy over the display of the Confederate flag. With democrats largely opposing the bill, …

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President Obama Designates 3 New National Monuments; Rep. Blumenauer Will be New HPC Co-chair; Bill Introduced to Expand Georgia’s HTC; Still Time to Register for Advocacy Week

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 7, February 20, 2015 → President Obama Designates 3 New National Monuments and Launches Every Kid in a Park Initiative President Obama designated the Pullman Historic District in Chicago, Browns Canyon in Colorado and the Honouliuli Internment Camp in Hawaii as National Monuments this week. This culminates years of …

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President Obama to Designate Pullman Historic District a National Monument; Early Bird Registration for Advocacy Week Ends Today!; Nominations for 11 Most Endangered Historic Places Due March 2nd; N.C’s HTC Reintroduced

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 6, February 13, 2015 → President Obama to Designate Pullman Historic District a National Monument President Obama will designate the Pullman Historic District on the South-side of Chicago, a National Monument. President Obama will travel to the Pullman Historic District to make the designation next Thursday, Feb. 19th. President …

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President Releases FY 2016 Budget Request; New Interior Subcommittee; Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated to World Heritage List, Efforts to Restore N.C’s HTC Continues; Register for Advocacy Week

Preservation Action,Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 5, February 06, 2015 → President Obama Releases FY 2016 Budget Request President Obama released the FY 2016 budget request this week. The budget request calls for $3.99 trillion in spending for FY 2016, a 6.4% increase over 2015 enacted levels. This budget will face challenges in Congress, with …

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114th Congress Sworn In; NC HTC Supporters Launch Petition; HTC to be Introduced in Oregon; Start Planning for Advocacy Week

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 1, January 09, 2015 → 114th Congress Sworn in The 114th Congress was sworn in Tuesday. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) was reelected Speaker of the House, and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was confirmed as new Senate Majority Leader. Reflecting the results of November’s midterm election, Republicans took control …

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Limits to Presidential Power over National Monuments Passes; Historic Preservation Fund Advocacy Still Needed; Sally Jewell on FY15 Interior Appropriations

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 13, March 28, 2014 → Thanks for Urging Congress to Preserve Presidential Power to Protect Public Lands Preservation Action joined a coalition of preservationists, conservationists, and environmentalists to urge Congress to oppose H.R. 1459, the “Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act.” Despite objections from …

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Urge Congress to Preserve the Presidential Power to Protect our Public Lands

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Preservation Action is joining a coalition of preservationists, conservationists, and environmentalists to urge Congress to oppose H.R. 1459, the “Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act.” The bill is a threat to our public lands and America’s heritage. It would gut key provisions in the Antiquities Act, which would undermine Presidential authority …

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