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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Harmful Military LAND Act Provision Included in NDAA; NPS Awards SHPO/THPO Grants; Stonewall Inn Moves Closer to National Monument Status; Stories From Around the States

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 19, Number 17, May 06, 2016 → Harmful Military LAND Act Provision Included in NDAA During the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) markup of the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R 4909, the committee agreed to an amendment, introduced by Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), that would amend the National Historic Preservation Act …

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Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act Introduced; LWCF Reform Bill Introduced; National Manhattan Project Historical Park Established; Thanks for a Great National Preservation Conference; Advocacy Week: Save the Date

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 40, November 13, 2015 → Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2015 Introduced in House Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Rep.Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) along with 8 other original cosponsors introduced the Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R 3846) in the House of Representatives. Companion legislation is expected to be …

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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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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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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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House Passes Military LAND Act; Transportation Reauthorization in Senate; Climate Change and Historic Sites; DC Civil War Defense Bill; DOI Awards

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 21, May 23, 2014 → The House Passed the Defense Authorization with Military LAND Act Included The House of Representative voted 325-98 to pass H.R. 4435, the FY 2015 Defense Authorization Act, which includes the Military LAND Act in Section 2816. The Military LAND Act provision was tucked …

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PA Lobbies Congress, One Pager Released for Members; PA Staff to Meet Interior Secretary; NPS Grants Announced

Preservation Action Lobbies Congress on UNESCO; One Pager Available for Members Preservation Action Interim Director John C.B. LaRue and Parker Jean, our joint intern with US/ICOMOS, headed to Capitol Hill this week in coordination with the National Parks Conservation Association to lobby Congress on funding for UNESCO. Meetings were held with various members of the …

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