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America’s Unfinished Work: Funding Battlefield Preservation

Historic battlefields, such as Antietam and Fort McHenry in Maryland and Little Bighorn in Montana, are iconic and evocative sites that encourage us to reflect on defining and oftentimes difficult events in our nation’s history. America’s very ideals and values were contested, shaped, affirmed,...

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On the Hill: The President’s Budget Request Meets Congress

Last month Congress completed long-overdue work on FY17 spending bills, wrapping 11 of them into an Omnibus appropriations bill that the president signed into law on May 5. While the Omnibus came more than halfway through the fiscal year, it brought a number of highlights for historic...

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National Trust Testimony on FY 2018 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Budget

Statement of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Tom Cassidy, Vice President for Government Relations and Policy on Fiscal Year 2018 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate Submitted: May 26, 2017​​ ...

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On the Hill: Preservation Highlights from the FY17 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

On May 5 Congress completed its work on the H.R.244 —the FY17 Consolidated Appropriations Act—known as the “Omnibus.” The Omnibus will fund the government through September 30, 2017, and includes 11 appropriations bills, as well as supplemental funding for defense, disaster relief, border...

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On the Hill: A Look Back at 2016 and the 114th Congress

Every quarter we’ll bring you the latest information related to historic preservation and public policy. In this issue we’re taking a pause in our work to protect historic preservation priorities in 2017 to acknowledge some of the work that occurred in 2016. As Washington, D.C.,...

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Forum Journal : Fifty Years of Heritage So Rich: The National Historic Preservation Act

Heading into the 50th anniversary year of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the fall 2015 issue of the Forum Journal looked ahead toward the next 50 years of preservation. As we leave 2016 behind, we pause to reflect on the NHPA and its role in shaping the preservation movement...

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National Park Service Centennial Act Becomes Law

View of the US Capitol from Lincoln's Cottage | Credit: National Trust for Historic Preservation On Monday, December 19, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that President Obama had signed the National Park Service Centennial Act (H.R. 4680) into law. The bill passed the U...

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State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO):

Official appointed or designated, pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act, to administer a state's historic preservation program. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources...


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Fiscal Year

The 12-month period of government financial operations beginning October 1st and ending September 30th. It carries the date of the calendar year in which it ends. Source: Montgomery, Susan West. A Blueprint for Lobbying . Washington, DC: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2002. ...


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Authorization Bill

Authorization of a program, specifying its general aim and conduct and, unless “open-ended,” putting a ceiling on monies that can be used to finance it. Usually enacted before an appropriation bill is passed. Source: Montgomery, Susan West. A Blueprint for Lobbying. Washington, DC: National...