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The Road to the Great American Outdoors Act: Now Law

By Priya Chhaya and Pam Bowman The Great American Outdoors Act is now law. For many years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation in collaboration with our local, state, and national partners have successfully made the case that establishing a dedicated fund for National Park Service ...

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On the Hill: Historic Parks and Public Lands Bill Emerges in the Senate

By: Pam Bowman, Janelle DiLuccia, and Christine Grubbs Editor's Note (Update 6/8/20): After changes to the congressional calendar due in part to the coronavirus pandemic, the Senate delayed consideration of the Great American Outdoors Act until the week of June 8. The preservation...

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The Great American Outdoors Act (2020)

On March 9, The Great American Outdoors Act (S.3422) was introduced into the senate, with 55 co-sponsors including Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Below is a one pager about the bill. This entry also includes a copy of the sign on letter...

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Historic Leasing Opportunities in America’s Newest National Park—and Across the Country

Historic leasing plays an important part in protecting historic assets and increasing community engagement in America’s most recently designated national park. Indiana Dunes National Park —formerly Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore—manages multiple leases for a variety of purposes, including...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Letter to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks on Restore Our Parks Act (7/2018)

Check out comments the National Trust for Historic Preservation submitted to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks for the July 11, 2018 hearing on the Restore Our Parks Act (S. 3172). #PublicLands #NationalParkService #repairbacklog

NTHP Testimony SENR National Parks SubCom Hearing 7-11-2018.pdf