URGENT: ACHP HOUSE VOTE TONIGHT
Wed, 12 Jul 1995 20:15:50 -0400
URGENT: SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE SANDERS' AMENDMENT TO
SAVE THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION
CALLS ARE NEEDED TODAY, TONIGHT
We are in business once again folks. This urgent notice is prepared for the
preservation community by Loretta Neumann of CEHP, Inc. for ACRA, the
American Cultural Resources Association, and provided in support of our
efforts to retain federal funding and regulations for the protection of
cultural resources in this country. For more information on ACRA contact:
American Cultural Resources Association, c/o Tom Wheaton, New South
Associates, Inc., 6150 East Ponce de Leon Ave., Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083
We have just learned that the House of Representatives is scheduled to begin
voting on the fiscal 1996 Interior Appropriations THIS EVENING.
Representative Bernard Sanders from Vermont is planning to offer an
amendment to restore the funding for the Advisory Council on Historic
Preservation. Specifically, it would restore the Administration's request of
$3.06 million for fiscal year 1996. The Appropriations Committee bill would
cut the Council by two-thirds, to $1 million, and eliminate it as a federal
REP. SAUNDERS' AMENDMENT COULD COME UP FOR A VOTE TONIGHT!
We've been told that the House may stay in session until midnight tonight.
If they do not get to the Sanders amendment this evening, it is likely to
come up early tomorrow (if they don't finish tonight, they will start again
at 10 a.m. Thursday). To call for updates on what is happening on the House
floor, you can call the Republican floor staff at (202) 225-7350 or the
Democratic floor staff at (202) 225-7330. (Taped recordings when they are
out of session: Republicans (202) 225-2020 or Democrats (202) 225-1600.
Call your Representative immediately. Urge him or her to support the Sanders
amendment (#39) to save the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. If
the Member is not available, talk to the staff. If it appears that your
Representative is supportive, as that he or she speak up on behalf of the
amendment when Rep. Sanders offers it.
Note: ACRA has a goal of calling every member of the House of
Representatives. Helping us in this effort are a number of other
organizations, including Preservation Action, the Society for American
Archaeology, National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers,
etc. etc. WE NEED YOUR HELP. EVERY CALL FROM HOME MATTERS.
All Members of the House can be reached directly by calling the U.S. Capitol
Switchboard (202) 224-3121.
Be sure and follow up with a letter--thanking them if appropriate, expressing
disappointment if otherwise. All Representatives can be reached at the
House of Representatives, Washington D.C. 20515 (individual room addresses
are not necessary)