Budget Appropriators Still Working; FCC Comment Period Open; Petition for Affordable Flood Insurance; Survey of Blighted Areas of Detroit; State of the Union Address

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 2, January 10, 2014 → Update on FY 2014 Budget/Appropriations Congress reconvened as the Polar vortex brought freezing temperatures to the nation’s capital. With an omnibus budget bill in the works, appropriators are receiving letters and phone calls from across the nation. Preservation Action and preservationists have sent …

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Congress Returns; HPF Funding; IRS isses Safe Harbor procedure for Historic Tax Credits; FCC seeks Comment on Wireless Infrastructure

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 1, January 4, 2014 → Congress Returns, Continue to Advocate for HPF Funding The second session of the 113th Congress reconvenes. The Senate on January 6th and the House of Representatives on January 7th. The top issue on the legislative agenda for both houses of Congress is the …

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President signs Budget Bill; Write Congress to Support Historic Preservation Funding

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 51, December 27, 2013 → President Signs Budget Bill President Obama signed the bipartisan budget bill which eases sequestration cuts over the next two years – restoring about $63 billion in federal spending. The Senate approved the spending measure last week, following House passage. The bill ends what …

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Senate Passes Budget Agreement; Senate Hears Interior Nominee Rhea Suh; Chairman Issa Introduces LAND Act; World Heritage Sites Lobby

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 50, December 20, 2013 → Senate Passes Budget Agreement The Senate passed the Budget Act this week. Now that the budget levels are agreed upon, Congressional appropriators are moving forward on their spending levels. Appropriations Subcommittee Chairs and their staff are working on revising their bills with new …

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Budget Deal Reached; World Heritage Sites Work the Hill; Partners to Review JPMorgan Chase Settlement

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 49, December 13, 2013 → Budget Deal Reached This week Budget negotiators led by Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Paul Ryan announced agreement on the government’s spending plan which the House passed easily on December 12th by a 332-94 vote. In a year of division, the bill showed a …

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Budget Deadline Looms; Udall Proposes New Monument; Hearing Set for Interior Nominee; Dome Sesquitennial; Advocacy Scholars Program; Preservation Stories

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 48, December 6, 2013 → Hearing Set for Interior Nominee The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has set December 12, 2013 as the hearing date for Rhea Sue, President Obama’s nominee to become the next Assistant Secretary of Fish and Wildlife and Parks. Preservation Action staff will …

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Fiscal Talks Continue

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 22, June 7, 2013 → Fiscal Talks Continue The stalemate over the FY2014 Budget and the debt ceiling continues in Washington and both sides are blaming each other for the impasse. This week a group of Senate Republicans met with White House officials and provided them with preliminary …

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President’s Budget Released, Mixed Bag for Preservation; New Interior Secretary Confirmed; Battlefields Protection Bill Passes House with Grassroots Support; Park Services Releases Report on Latino Cultural Impact

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 15, April 12, 2013 → President’s Budget Released, Mixed Bag for Preservation This week, President Obama unveiled his FY14 Budget. This is the first in a series of steps toward the final budget for preservation initiatives in the coming year. Once again the President’s budget keeps funding for …

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