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Action Alert: National Environmental Policy Act Regulations Under Review

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) recently published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, requesting public comments through August 20 about plans to update the implementing regulations of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The...

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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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National Trust Endorsement of H.R. 66: Route 66 Centennial Commission Act

Check out the endorsement letter from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for H.R. 66, the Route 66 Centennial Commission Act, which was entered into the Congressional Record on the day the legislation passed the House with unanimous support. #NationalTreasure #Route66 #Advocacy

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On the Hill: Building on Appropriations Success and Protecting Public Lands

Despite the highly polarized political environment, Congress is making progress on funding bills and legislation relevant to the historic preservation community. Read on for a roundup of current bills and advocacy efforts. To receive regular updates from the National Trust for Historic...

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Reconstruction Era Bill Letters (May 2018)

On May 3, National Trust President and CEO Stephanie Meeks wrote to Representative James E. Clyburn thanking for his leadership in introducing the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park Act ( H.R. 5532 ). The bill would expand the Reconstruction Era National Monument in South Carolina and...

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Infrastructure Letter to Congress (April 9, 2018)

On April 9, 2018, the National Trust and the Coalition for American Heritage wrote to Congress urging the relevant Committees to protect and strengthen America’s commitment to historic preservation as they develop implementing legislation for the Trump Administration’s $1.5 trillion...

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FY 19 Interior Appropriations Testimony and Letters

National Trust Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Tom Cassidy submitted testimony to the Senate Interior Appropriations Committee (April 27) and the House Interior Appropriations Committee (May 11) presenting the National Trust’s recommendations for FY19 appropriations. The...

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Supporting Historic Preservation Through a Legislative Caucus

​A Chapter from the Advocacy Training Manual Produced by the Center for State and Local Policy #congress #Lobbying #Advocacy #ForumNews

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Lessons Learned from Saving the Historic Tax Credit: Messaging Through Media Engagement and High-Level Resources

By Andy Grabel, Sarah Heffern, Michael Phillips, Renee Kuhlman, Shaw Sprague On December 20, 2017, during the final hours of congressional action on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the historic tax credit (HTC) was added back into the bill . The HTC is the single most important incentive for...

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Lessons Learned from Saving the Historic Tax Credit: Building an Advocacy Network to Connect with Legislators

By Renee Kuhlman, Shaw Sprague, Michael Phillips, Andy Grabel, and Sarah Heffern On December 20, 2017, during the final hours of congressional action on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the historic tax credit (HTC) was added back into the bill . The HTC is the single most important incentive...

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