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WASHINGTON, D.C.Professor Sara Bronin testified today before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in Washington, D.C. on her nomination to become chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). President Joe Biden nominated Bronin in June for the chairman position.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.–The US Senate yesterday voted to confirm Aimee Jorjani as the first full-time chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP).

“I am honored to be confirmed as the first full-time chairman of the ACHP and look forward to working with Congress, the Administration, Indian tribes, preservation partners, and state and local governments to further stewardship of historic properties while encouraging economic development and heritage tourism,” Ms. Jorjani said. “I will work to ensure historic preservation considerations are efficient, effective, and that early consultation contributes to a better process.”

Aimee Jorjani testified today before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in Washington, D.C. on her nomination to become the first full-time chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP).

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the committee’s ranking member, said the ACHP has an important mission, ensuring federal agencies are good stewards of the nation’s heritage, and will be served well by a full-time chairman.

“I think this change is in keeping with the importance of the office and its mission,” Senator Cantwell said. “I hope the change will increase the stature and independence of the council and strengthen their voice within this Administration. “

President Donald J. Trump has announced his intent to nominate Aimee Jorjani as the first full-time chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). See the White House announcement here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-announces-key-additions-administration-34/

Washington, D.C. - On December 9, the National Park Service Centennial Act passed the Senate, the last piece of legislation from the 114th Congress. The bill had been passed by the House previously and contains amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) that the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) had been pursuing for several years. These include the conversion of the ACHP chairman to a full-time position, appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, and the addition of the General Chairman of the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (NATHPO) as a voting member of the ACHP. The President signed the bill into law on December 16.