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Major Cuts Proposed in President’s FY20 Budget

Last week President Donald Trump released the full details of his FY20 budget request, proposing drastic reductions in domestic discretionary spending—including cuts to key preservation programs that impact every state and congressional district in the country. These cuts would stand in sharp...

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Making Sense of Congressional Appropriations for Preservation (March 7, 2019)

Learn how Congress is appropriating for preservation and the wide-ranging impacts this federal spending has in the field. Speakers: Janelle DiLuccia, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Valerie Grussing, PhD, National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers; Daniel MacKay,...


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“The Preservation Budget”: New Advocacy Report for Federal Appropriations

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to release “ The Preservation Budget: Select Preservation Priorities for FY 2020 Appropriations .” This new report is designed to assist congressional staff and our preservation partners in appreciating—and advocating for—key federal...

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On the Hill: Final FY19 Appropriations Passes, Finally; Preview of Big Wins for Public Lands

Facing a Friday deadline—the current short-term funding bill expires today, February 15—congressional negotiators reached an agreement to address border security and finalize the remaining FY19 appropriations bills earlier this week. The House of Representatives and Senate approved the measure...

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National Trust Comments on Public Lands Package (January 2019)

The National Trust submitted a letter in support of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), a bipartisan package of more than 100 bills with provisions protecting and preserving our public lands and cultural resources. The bill addresses key National Trust priority issues and historic...

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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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