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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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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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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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On the Hill: Big Wins for Preservation in Long-Awaited Final FY18 Appropriations

By Tom Cassidy and Janelle DiLuccia A little more than a year ago, President Donald Trump sent his first budget request to Congress, outlining his administration’s priorities and proposing major cuts to historic preservation and many other domestic programs. After five stop-gap spending...

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On the Hill: President’s Budget Seeks Preservation Cuts. Again.

Last week President Trump sent his FY19 budget proposal to Congress. The annual ritual, replete with press photos of shrink-wrapped budget tomes and countless charts, marks the start of the formal FY19 appropriations process. Much like last year , historic preservation priorities face...

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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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