President Obama’s Budget Request Expected Feb 9th; Effort to Renew Alabama’s HTC; NPS Celebrates Centennial; Registration Now Open for Advocacy Week!

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 02, January 15, 2016 → President Obama Expected to Release FY 2017 Budget Request on Feb. 9th President Obama gave his final State of the Union Address on Tuesday, where he laid out the administration’s policy goals for his final year in office and tout his administration’s successes over the …

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President Obama Signs Omnibus Spending Bill; Preservation50 Commemoration Officially Launches; Start Planning for Advocacy Week; Support PA and PAF’s Year-End Appeal

(L-R) PA President Russ Carnahan with President of American Express Foundation Timothy McClimon, Executive Director of NCSHPO Erik Hein, President of NATHPO Bambi Kraus, CEO of AIA Robert Ivy, and Greg Werkheiser of Cultural Heritage Partners.

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 01, January 08, 2016 → President Obama Signs Omnibus Spending Bill- Mixed Bag for Historic Preservation Before the holidays, President Obama signed the Omnibus Spending Bill, titled the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2015, into law; averting a government shutdown. This bill includes spending levels for all 12 appropriations bills. …

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Omnibus Spending Bill Released- Good and Bad News for Historic Preservation; Stonewall Historic Site Legislation Introduced; Historic Preservation Threatened in Wisconsin; PA and PAF’s Special Year End Appeal

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 44, December 18, 2015 → Omnibus Spending Bill Released, Good News and Bad News for Historic Preservation After weeks of negotiations and 2 short term extensions to keep the government open, lawmakers released the 2009 page Omnibus Spending Bill, titled the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016. This bill …

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Congress Passes Short Term Extension- Omnibus Spending Bill Expected Next Week; Urge Congress to Pay World Heritage Dues; Princeton Battlefield Threatened in NJ; Russ Carnahan Speaks at Missouri Preservation Conference

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 43, December 11, 2015 → Congress Passes Short Term Extension- Funding Government Until Dec. 16th Congress this week passed a short term extension of the current stop-gap funding law, giving lawmakers 5 days to pass an Omnibus spending bill. By Thursday, significant disagreement over policy riders attached to …

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Omnibus Spending Expected Next Week; Transportation Reauthorization Threatens Section 4(f) Moves to President’s Desk; Advocacy Week: Save the Date!; Stories from Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 42, December 04, 2015 → Lawmakers Continue Work on Omnibus Spending Bill as Shutdown Looms Lawmakers continue to work on an Omnibus spending bill which will set appropriations for FY 2016. The government is currently operating under a continuing resolution which maintained FY 2015 spending levels until Dec. …

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Congress Passes Budget Deal; Paul Ryan Elected New Speaker of the House; Join PA at the National Preservation Conference; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 39, October 30, 2015 → Congress Passes Budget Deal- Moves to President’s Desk The House and Senate passed a budget deal this week that increases domestic and non-domestic spending and extends the debt limit until March 17th of 2017. The budget deal averts a possible default of the …

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Lawmakers Pass C.R, Fail to Reauthorize HPF and LWCF; NDAA Conference Agreement Does Not Include Military LAND Act; Get Your Tickets Now for PAF’s “Party for Preservation” Fundraising Event

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 35, October 2, 2015 → Lawmakers Pass Continuing Resolution, Fail to Reauthorize HPF and LWCF On the last possible day, lawmakers passed a continuing resolution that keeps the government funded through December 11th and averts a possible shutdown. This maintains fiscal year 2015 appropriation levels until December, allowing …

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Congress Returns from August Recess; Historic Preservation Education Bill Passes House Natural Resources Committee; NC Moves One Step Closer to Restoring HTCs

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 32, September 11, 2015 → Congress Returns From Recess Congress returned from the August recess this week and faces difficult deadlines. Lawmakers have limited time to pass the remaining appropriations bills before the September 30th deadline and face the potential for another government shutdown on October 1st. Thus …

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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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Appropriations Update; Senate Passes NDAA Without Military LAND Act; Transportation Reauthorization Introduced in Senate; NTHP Announces 11 Most Endangered; New Report on NPS Sites Impacted by Climate Change

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 25, June 26, 2015 → Appropriations Update: House Approves Amendment to Increase HPF Funding During floor debate on the House Interior Appropriations bill, an amendment to increase funding for the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) was offered and approved by voice vote. The amendment, offered by Rep. Terri Sewell …

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