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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: Preservation and the Proposed Budget

On March 16 the Trump administration released an initial overview of its budget proposal for fiscal year 2018. “ America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again ” lays out President Trump’s overall proposal for discretionary spending. If enacted, it would...

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Deferred Maintenance in Our National Parks (September 15, 2016 | Public Policy Webinar)

On September 15, 2016, the National Trust hosted a webinar for preservation partners to describe how to get involved in the campaign to address deferred maintenance of historic buildings and cultural sites in our nation’s parks. Speakers included (see below). The program was moderated by...

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Transportation Reauthorization Letters

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Action (PA), the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO), Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and other preservation advocates have long been engaged in transportation advocacy efforts. Here is a set...

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Report

Both a verb and a noun, as a congressional term. A committee, which has been examining a bill referred to it by the parent chamber, “reports” its finding and recommendations to the chamber when the committee returns the measure. The process is called “reporting” a bill. A “report” is the...


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H.R.

House of Representatives. These initials are used before the identifying number of a bill introduced by the House (i.e. H.R. 1234). Source: Montgomery, Susan West. A Blueprint for Lobbying . Washington, DC: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2002. #Lobbying #Advocacy #congress ...


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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. ...