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On the Hill: Key Legislative Priorities Advancing as Clock Winds Down on the 115th Congress

By Government Relations Staff To receive regular updates from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s government relations team, sign up for our new monthly newsletter. “It’s a Good Day for Public Lands” On October 2 the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced ...

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National Trust Comments on National Parks Deferred Maintenance Bill and LWCF Reauthorization and Funding Bill to Senate Committee (October 2018)

The National Trust provided comments in support of the Restore our Parks Act (S. 3172) and the Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act (S. 569) ahead of a meeting of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on October 2, 2018. The Committee voted to advance both...

NTHP Comments SENR Markup 10-2-2018 FINAL.pdf

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National Trust Testimony at the House Natural Resources Committee Historic Leasing Field Hearing (September 2018)

Tom Cassidy, vice president, Government Relations and Policy for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, testified at the House Natural Resources Committee’s oversight hearing entitled, “Historic Leasing in the National Park System: Assessing Challenges and Building on Successes.” The...

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Lobbying for Preservation: Lessons Learned from the Palace of the Governors

The National Trust for Historic Preservation added the Palace of the Governors to our portfolio of National Treasures in 2015, simultaneously launching a multiyear advocacy effort to secure $1.5 million from the New Mexico state legislature for necessary repairs to this iconic Santa Fe...

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Historic Leasing Case Studies

The National Park Service (NPS) maintenances a network of 417 parks and sites that protect some of our nation’s most spectacular historic, cultural, and natural resources. However, after 100 years of operation and inconsistent public funding, the NPS faces a deferred maintenance backlog...

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What Will a Route 66 National Historic Trail Look Like?

By Aaron Mahr Yáñez This summer Route 66 is winding its way through the complex legislative process toward designation as a National Historic Trail (NHT). If the designation is achieved in 2018, it will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the U.S. National Trails System Act (NTSA), which...

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NTHP Testimony on Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act (S. 2907)

National Trust for Historic Preservation testimony to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining legislative hearing which took place on August 22, 2018. #PublicLands #Advocacy

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Restore Our Parks Act Documents (August 2018)

Various documents related to the Restore Our Parks Act including: Summary sheet for the Restore Our Parks Act in the Senate and summary sheet for the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act in the House A Dear Colleague letter from Senate champions and a Dear Colleague letter from the House...

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Action Alert: National Environmental Policy Act Regulations Under Review

Editor's Note : With the closure of this comment period, the National Trust submitted the following letter on the proposed CEQ Regulations. The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) recently published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, requesting...

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On the Hill: Appropriations, National Park Maintenance, New Historic Tax Credit Bill, and Greater Chaco Legislation

By Government Relations Staff To receive regular updates from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s government relations team, sign up for our new monthly newsletter. Credit: Architect of the Capitol House Passes Interior Appropriations Bill On July 19 the House of...

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