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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York

Stefanik Cosponsors National Historic Preservation Amendments Act

November 18, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has cosponsored H.R. 2817, the National Historic Preservation Amendments Act -- legislation intended to preserve historical and archaeological sites across New York’s 21st district and the entire country.

“The North Country is fortunate to be home to hundreds of important historic sites that this legislation would help preserve,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This commonsense, bipartisan legislation will help preserve these historical treasures for future generations to enjoy. As the Representative of hundreds of sites included on the National Register of Historic Places, I am proud to support this important legislation.”

The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) is legislation intended to preserve historical and archaeological sites in the United States of America. The act created the National Register of Historic Places, the list of National Historic Landmarks, and the State Historic Preservation Offices.  Many of these sites are in New York’s 21st District, driving tourism and ensuring the long term preservation of critically important historical sites throughout our country.

New York’s 21st District includes hundreds of sites that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, such as the Adirondack Forest Preserve, Fort Ticonderoga, Lake George Battlefield Park Historic District, and Sackets Harbor Battlefield. A more comprehensive list of sites in New York’s 21st District is attached.

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