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Transportation Enhancements Funding Threat Defeated on Senate Floor
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Contributed By: National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Website: http://www.preservationnation.org

Additional threats to Transportation Enhancements (TE) – the single largest source of federal funding for historic preservation -- emerged this week during Senate consideration of a FY’12 “mini-bus” spending bill that included the Transportation-HUD spending bill (S. 1596).  An amendment (No. 739) was offered by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) “to ensure that the critical surface transportation needs of the United States are made a priority by prohibiting funds from being used on lower-priority projects, such as transportation museums and landscaping.”  In addition, the Transportation-HUD spending bill also included a provision (Section 128) exempting disaster recovery projects from certain environmental reviews, including the National Historic Preservation Act.  

In response, the National Trust sent a letter to the entire Senate asking each Senator to oppose both of these provisions.  On October 19th, the Senate voted to table the McCain amendment by a vote of 59-39 in the affirmative and provided a major victory for the Enhancements program.  

If enacted, the amendment would have prohibited funding seven out of 12 eligible transportation enhancements activities in FY’12, including: 1) scenic or historic highway programs, including tourist and welcome centers; 2) landscaping or scenic beautification; 3) historic preservation; 4) rehabilitation or operation of historic transportation buildings, structures, or facilities; 5) control or removal of outdoor advertising; 6) archaeological planning or research; and 7) the establishment of transportation museums.  

Less certain is the fate of the disaster recovery exemption language, which will be more difficult to excise either through amendment or in conference committee.  The Senate has scheduled a vote on the mini-bus spending bill for November 1st.

Reprinted with permission from the National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy



Posted: October 21, 2011
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