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Negotiations for the long-anticipated reauthorization of the surface transportation bill came up empty, as Congress passed an eight-month extension.
The Senate Appropriations chairman has signaled frustration in finding floor time to consider nine remaining fiscal year 2005 spending bills. 9/27/04
Senate Committee Reports FY 2005 Interior Spending
The Senate Committee on Appropriations on Sept. 14 approved S.2804, a $20.2 billion Interior and related agencies appropriations bill for FY 2005. 9/21/04
After Reconvening, Congress Short on Time
The U.S. Congress reconvened on September 7, with Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) and House Majority Leader Tom Delay (R-TX) pressed for time to finish a long list of priorities. 9/10/04
Status of Selected National Issues
Read more the latest headlines: ‘Americans Outdoors Act’ Gathers Support, Appropriations – FY 2005, Reauthorization of Transportation Equity Act, Child Nutrition Act (P.L. 108-265), Party Platforms, and Election 2004. 8/27/04
U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) introduced on June 18 the proposed Healthy Lifestyles and Prevention (HeLP) America Act. The proposal would address childhood and adult obesity, and encourages healthy lifestyles and consumption of nutritious foods. 7/7/04
Senators Alexander, Landrieu Introduce Permanent Fund Bill
U.S. senators Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced on June 24 legislation to create a $1.425 billion annual trust fund to conserve and restore coastal resources, provide Land and Water Conservation Fund state assistance, fund the... 7/7/04
During the past several weeks there have been several important developments relating to the reauthorization of TEA21 including the naming of a conference committee that is the first critical step in reconciling the House and Senate versions of the bill that will reauthorize the Transportation Equity Act... 6/3/04
Major Initiative Attacks Obesity Through Recreation
U.S. Reps. Don Young (R-AK) and George Miller (D-CA) have introduced legislation that would annually set aside $3.125 billion for capital investments in public recreation and parks and other conservation activities... 5/3/04
NRPA FY05 Interior Appropriations Testimony
Statement of National Recreation and Park Association on Fiscal Year 2005 Appropriations to the Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies, U.S. House of Representatives, April 2... 5/17/04
NRPA and 22 other health focused organizations called on congress to support funding for Land and Water Conservation Fund State Assistance and the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program... 5/16/04
By George: Reaction to Bush's Budget Proposal
President Bush releases proposed fiscal year 2005 budget, in which many state and local parks and recreation programs face cuts... 5/17/04
Urgent Call for Citizen Advocacy to Retain Section 4(f) Protections. Action Needed Immediately... 5/17/04
Possible Exemptions for “Minor Impacts” in Reauthorization of the Transportation Equity Act Causing Deep Concern among Parks and Recreation Advocates
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has prepared an analysis that follows of why a new type of exemption for projects that harm protected resources in a reauthorized Transportation Equity Act may not be supportable... 5/17/04

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