New Congressional Preservation Effort

Discussion in 'Todays Battlegrounds' started by The General, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. The General

    The General New Member

    I thought that you might be interested in a bill introduced in Congress that would raise funds for Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefield conservation through the sale of commemorative coins in 2009 (if passed). This would be just like the campaign to raise funds for the preservation of Civil War battlefields that was so successful.

    The bill, H.R. 158, was introduced as part of a package of bills sponsored by Rep. Holt, (D-NJ 12th Dist) to help preserve American Revolution and War of 1812 battlefields. The coins would raise funds that would be utilized by a battlefield foundation. In addition, his proposed H.R. 160 would create matching grants for efforts to acquire lands associated with the battles of the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

    Individuals interested in supporting these two pieces of legislation should write their U.S. Representative via e-mail. To do that easily –
    fill out the digital form on the link below to find your representative and send a message to them by clicking on the link provided on the next screen. gov/writerep/

    This is a good thing.

  2. tonyt

    tonyt New Member

    Thanks Eric
    Have and will continue too .
  3. The General

    The General New Member

    Here's more information concerning the pending legislation:

    There is a House of Representatives (HR) bill (HR160) to appropriate money for a grant program to help State, Local, and Tribal government agencies and non-profit organizations to acquire and preserve Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield land (as currently enjoyed only by Civil War battlefields) , and a companion treasury commemorative coin mint bill to help finance it. So far, they have both only been introduced on the House side:

    Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Protection Act: HR 160
    Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefields Commemoration Coin Act: HR 158.

    Please consider contacting your Representative and Senators to voice your support. Please encourage your friends, or members of your organizations to do the same.

    Also, some of you may be aware of two pieces of federal legislation pertaining to the War of 1812 that are now before Congress.

    Bill to create a War of 1812 and Star Spangled Banner Bicentennial Commemoration Commission: House of Representatives (HR) Bill 1389 and Senate Bill (S) 798.

    Bill to create a Star Spangled Banner National Historic Train: HR 1388 and S 797


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