The ACHP has been monitoring recent bills that have been introduced or acted upon in Congress that could affect the preservation of historic properties.

Read more information on the following bills.

Preservation-Related Programs, Funding, and Impacts

  • Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020 (H.R. 3055)
  • Preserving America's Battlefields Act (S. 225/H.R. 307)
  • Route 66 Centennial Commission Act (H.R. 66)
  • National Heritage Area Act (H.R. 1049)
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act (S. 1081/H.R. 3195)
  • Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act (H.R. 729)
  • Explore America Act (S. 1746)

Stewardship of Federal Lands and Properties

  • Restore Our Parks Act (S. 500) / Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act (H.R. 1225)
  • Advancing Conservation and Education Act (H.R. 244)
  • Save Oak Flat Act (S. 173/H.R. 665)

Building a More Inclusive Preservation Program

  • African American Burial Grounds Network Act (H.R. 1179)

Historic Preservation Tax Incentives

  • Rehabilitation of Historic Schools Act (H.R. 158)  

Infrastructure Development

  • Rural Broadband Permitting Efficiency Act (H.R. 292)
  • Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act (S. 383/H.R. 1166)

Regulatory Reform and Streamlining

  • Reducing Environmental Barriers to Unified Infrastructure and Land Development (REBUILD) Act (H.R. 363)
  • Opportunities for the Nation and States to Harness Onshore Resources for Energy (ONSHORE) Act (S. 218)

Designation of National Monuments

  • America’s Natural Treasures of Immeasurable Quality Unite, Inspire, and Together Improve the Economies of States (ANTIQUITIES) Act (S. 367/H.R. 1050)
  • A bill to prohibit designation of National Monuments in Arizona except by authorization of Congress (H.R.79)
  • Protect Utah's Rural Economy Act (S. 90)
  • Bears Ears Expansion And Respect for Sovereignty Act (H.R. 871)
  • National Monument Creation and Protection Act (H.R. 1664)
Congressional action plays a critical role in setting federal historic preservation policy.