In recognition of National Historic Preservation Month, Preservation Action along with the Historic Preservation Congressional Caucus held a virtual Preservation Month Congressional Briefing earlier this week. Attendees, including congressional staff and preservation advocates, heard from a panel of leading national preservation policy experts at the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Trust Community Investment Corporation and Heritage Ohio. We were also excited to feature remarks from the co-chair of the Historic Preservation Caucus, Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH).
The panelists discussed how the federal preservation program works and and several ongoing legislative efforts to enhance and strengthen critical preservation programs, including appropriations for the Historic Preservation Fund, the Historic Preservation Enhancement Act (H.R. 6589) which would permanently reauthorize the Historic Preservation Fund at $300 million and the Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act (S. 2266, H.R. 2294) which would make several long overdue enhancement and improvements to the Historic Tax Credit. We also encouraged lawmakers to visit historic preservation sites and projects in their state/district to see the direct impact these important programs are having in their communities.
Thank you to the panelists, everyone that attended, and the co-chairs of the Historic Preservation Caucus, Representatives Blumenauer and Turner and their staff, for helping to make a great event. If you were unable to attend or want to revisit the briefing, the full recording is available online. Check it out today!
Watch the Full Briefing: https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/play/suGQa2eL0MsDyS-8cBhEdC1uBW0U9YmqZhC5W2Gdsr440WNiHYAKjZ1Sqcsc6JvKuUpDtj5hBFmnuyiV.CixlV-Wd6s9lgiE6?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=Fq2gzBSfS4-pzCD80E5tcw.1653057467401.71ad37efe78afe985f722fe6b4d7fd54&_x_zm_rhtaid=532
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